Lewandowski’s extraordinary but Messi’s from another planet – Vidal
Munich, Aug 13: Arturo Vidal is easily conscious about the danger posed via Robert Lewandowski forward of Barcelona’s Champions League quarter-final with Bayern Munich, however stays satisfied Lionel Messi offers the Blaugrana the threshold.
Each Barca and Bayern got here thru their last-16 ties moderately at ease in any case, Quique Setien’s aspect beating Napoli 4-2 over two legs and the German champions crushing Chelsea 7-1 on combination.
Such an emphatic development, coupled with their shape after the coronavirus-enforced pause, has ended in many deeming Bayern to be frontrunners to win the contest.
Lewandowski will no doubt be the most important in the event that they do pass all of the method – the Poland striker having scored 53 instances throughout all competitions this time period, together with 13 in simply seven Champions League suits.
However claims from former Bayern gamers that Lewandowski is forward of Messi are huge of the mark, in line with his former team-mate Vidal.
“Lewandowski is atypical, very bad, a tireless scorer,” the Chilean instructed newshounds forward of the showdown on Friday. “I used to be with him 3 years; I know the way he prepares. It’s going to be very tricky to prevent him.
“However evaluating him with Leo [Messi] is unimaginable, as a result of Leo is from every other planet, even though Lewandowski is the most efficient striker along Luis Suarez.”
Setien agreed, mentioning: “Lewandowski is a brilliant footballer however I don’t believe he is as much as Leo’s degree.
“It is transparent, [Lewandowski] is in a really perfect second and he is really well assisted via team-mates who can harm us, however we additionally noticed Leo towards Napoli. It is just right that we will revel in footballers like that.”
Every other participant who has stuck the attention for the reason that Champions League’s resumption is Neymar, who produced a in most cases exuberant – albeit slightly wasteful – show as Paris Saint-Germain claimed a dramatic 2-1 win over Atalanta to achieve the final 4 on Wednesday.
The Brazilian is reportedly a long-term goal of Barca, the membership he left to enroll in PSG in 2017 for a world-record rate, and Vidal stated that Neymar would give a boost to the Blaugrana.
“It’s understood that Barca needs to get well him [Neymar], no longer most effective on account of the day past’s recreation,” Vidal mentioned.
“He was once already at Barca and had a phenomenal efficiency, he confirmed his degree. He’s very proficient and would assist the workforce so much, however I have no idea extra.
“We most effective take into consideration Bayern and going thru day after today. It’s tricky to talk in this day and age about different gamers.”