Messi confirmed that he enjoys the challenge of defeating Jan Oblak.
superstar Lionel Messi praisedAtletico
goalkeeper Jan Oblak, calling him one of the world's best goalkeepers.
Oblak became the most expensive goalkeeper in the Spanish league's history in 2014 with his transfer to Atletico Madrid from Benfica. He has performed very well in this team and has recorded excellent statistics in all these seasons.
But one of his best seasons is Jerry's season, where he has kept nine clean sheets in 13 La Liga games, with his side at the top of the table with two games less than Real Madrid. With five goals conceded, he has the lowest number of goals conceded in the league and is also among the three goalkeepers with more than 39 saves. Now Lionel Messi has praised him and claimed that he enjoys confronting him.
"It's nice to face one another,"
Messi told Bud Football.
"He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the moment, and it's always good to fight against the best ones.
"It's an extra motivation to be able to, or to try to, score a goal, with what it means and how hard it is, as he proves in every game he plays.
"So, it's nice to see him outside but also face him in the games. It makes them more exciting."