Barcelona’s New Signing Emerson Breaks Silence On Facing ‘King Messi’ In His Career

During his official presentation at Barcelona, Emerson Royal was asked what it is like to face Leo Messi on the pitch.

“Playing against Messi is impossible. He is the best in the world and has a knack for doing things if you’re not careful. Every time I faced him, I lost,” the Brazilian said.

“I was sad about the Copa America loss, but happy for Messi because he deserved it.”

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In total, Emerson played against Lionel Messi five times (4 matches for Real Betis, 1 for Brazil), and the Argentine did indeed win all of the matches.

But luckily for the 22-year-old, he will now have Messi by his side. If the Argentine extends his contract with Barca this summer.

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