With Atletico Madrid set to take on Barcelona, Jan Oblak, Atletico’s shot stopper insists he is not scared of their attacking force.
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have all netted over 100 goals this season, making them Europe’s most prolific attacking force.
Oblak is saying that he is not scared of the South Americans.
“You aren’t afraid (Messi, Suarez and Neymar), but it isn’t easy. It isn’t just me. The whole team are in front of me, which helps. I hope we play well and can contain them.”
Oblak’s confidence may also be borne out of the face he saved a penalty from Messi in the quarter-finals of the Spanish Cup quarter-final, though he still has the utmost respect for the Argentine.
“Messi is a great player. Barcelona have a lot of great players and Messi is a goalscorer. It’s hard to stop him from scoring, but you always try your hardest to save everything. Let’s see what happens on Sunday.”
A win against Atletico will secure the trophy for Barcelona.