Mark van Bommel wants his PSV players to stay professional against Barcelona

Hope Soto
September 19, 2018

"I did well at the World Cup and many clubs came for me".

"Messi, like all of us, is really motivated to win big things [this season] and the Champions League is one of them".

He will now be eager to make a lasting impact on another new tournament, when he makes his debut in the Champions League main draw on Tuesday against Barcelona.

"I try to work hard regardless of my position and I work hard on every aspect of my game, I feel more of an attacking midfielder and I am comfortable on the left as this is where I've played the most". Then a dream would come true. He is yet to hit top gear for the season, but will mostly start against Barcelona's Dutch opponents on Tuesday.

Ter Stegen was one of Barcelona's best players last season and displayed his exploits in between the sticks.

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Sergi Roberto and Ivan Rakitic had long-range attempts kept out either side of Messi's majestic opener, but PSV were still in the contest at the midway point.

Lionel Messi scored his first goal for Barcelona in the 32nd minute through a fantastic free kick after Nick Viergover brought down Frenchman Ousmane Dembele.

'That is part of being a professional, to always be concentrating. The Catalans and their players including Leo Messi and Luis Suarez have highlighted their hunger to win the Champions League after watching arch rivals Real Madrid lift the prestigious accolade on three consecutive occasions.

"I do not care who gets Leo's shirt after the game".

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