Lionel Messi snubs Premier League giants in UEFA Champions League



Lionel Messi has named several teams he considers favorites to win the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League but, perhaps surprisingly, left out one of Europe’s most decorated clubs.

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar weighed in on who he believes is likely to win Europe’s most sought-after club competition this season, and mentioned three Premier League sides as strong contenders.

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In a recent interview, the Argentine said England’s top flight had three ‘big teams’ at Chelsea, Manchester United and current PSG UCL group opponent Manchester City, with Liverpool’s omission drawing attention from some.

“It is true that the center of attention is on PSG, but there are other very strong teams, like Chelsea, Manchester teams [United and City], Real Madrid, who always responds, Inter Milan, Bayern [Munich]”said Messi The team when asked who he thinks can win the continental tournament this season.

“We have great individuals, but we still have to know each other well to be a team. To win important titles, you have to play as a team.

“This is what makes me say that we still have a step back from all these clubs, which have more collective experience than us.

“It’s everyone’s dream to win the Champions League here. The club have been working towards this goal for a few years and lately it has been close.

“From a personal point of view it’s the same, I would love to win the Champions League, like I said when I was still at Barcelona. It’s a very good competition, very difficult to win, but I think this group of players has what it takes to win this title. “

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Liverpool are the most successful Premier League team in the Champions League with six titles.

The Reds are also the club that categorically eliminated Barca from the 2018/19 edition of the tournament when they reversed a 3-0 defeat in their semi-final first leg by putting four against the unanswered Blaugrana. in the return leg at Anfield.

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