Bayern Munich legend Sammy Kuffuor has revealed how difficult his first encounter with Lionel Messi was.
The game took place during pre-season in 2005 and the Ghanaian legend recalls it as a real nightmare.
Ahead of the game, Kuffour revealed that Samuel Eto'o pulled him aside to warn him, saying: 'This guy will kill everyone and he will become the best player on the planet"
Sammy Kuffour on facing Lionel Messi
"Before the game, I was talking to Samuel (Eto'o) and he told me, Messi will kill everyone. Watch him out, he will become the best player in the world.
"Look, he dribbled everyone and when he got to me, he did his famous body swerve thing, I kicked him so hard and surprisingly he got up quickly and moved with the ball."
Kuffuor was a pivotal member of Bayern Munich's defense from 1993 to 2005, finally securing the UEFA Champions League in 2001.
15:38 - 29.07.2023