Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld is planning to stop Argentinian star Lionel Messi at the FIFA World Cup™ and prolong a glittering career in his last tournament before retiring.
The former Bayern Munich coach said he would demonstrate how to neutralise the Barcelona genius, SBOBET, who has plundered four goals in three games so far in Brazil, in the Round of 16.
The German, who has promised to quit football after the FIFA World Cup, added that he was not approaching Tuesday’s showdown with the thought that it may be his last game.
“How to stop Messi? We’ll show you tomorrow how we do it,” Hitzfeld told reporters. “Of course I’ve thought with the staff how to go on and continue to the quarter-finals – so I don’t think it’s going to be my last match.”
The comments indicate Hitzfeld, SBOBET, one of only five coaches to win the UEFA Champions League with two different teams, is preparing a tactical masterclass to shackle the four-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner.