CDR: Montella wishes 'alien Messi' disappears from the earth

Copa Del Rey By: Ambrose Udeme | 21/04/2018

Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona

Sevilla's new coach Vincenzo Montella has described Lionel Messi as being an alien and wishes the Argentine is not on earth on Saturday when his side square up against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.

Montella joined Sevilla as the club's manager after being axed by AC Milan back in November last year.

In the club's pre-match press conference ahead of the Copa del Rey final, Montella praised Messi, saying that the Argentine belongs to another planet.

"Messi is an extraterrestrial. But I hope he is not on earth tomorrow. When he is on the ball, it is very tough to get it so it will be important to not let him have the ball.

"Every game is different. We have seen we can beat Barcelona. But that is without reducing and losing concentration and by staying focused all the time." Montella said as quoted by Calciomercato

The Andalusian side who famously knocked Manchester United out of the UEFA Champions League in the round of 16 of the competition are seventh in the La Liga.