Timothy Trippier admits ‘Oga na master’

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Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier claimed it was “magic to watch” Lionel Messi in action at Wembley last night.

Barcelona defeated Spurs 4-2 with Messi scoring twice in the second half, whilst also hitting the post twice.

The Argentina forward was in mercurial form to help sink Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who threatened to get something from the game, recovering from 2-0 down to peg Barca back to 3-2.

Messi though was too good on the night and capped off a powerful Barca away performance and England man Trippier admitted there was little they could do to combat one of the world’s greatest.

“We’re disappointed to go 1-0 down early on. The game was a bit strange, it could’ve gone 4-1 but then we got it back to 3-2. It was just that they had the end product – it shows that they have taken their chances.

“These are the games you want to be involved in,” Trippier told BT Sport. “You dream of playing in games like this and especially against players like Messi.

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“He was unbelievable in the game. We all know the quality of a player and when he’s in that form he’s magic to watch.

“Barcelona were the better team on the night but we’ll take plenty of positives out of it. We’ve got another game around the corner, so we’ll recover and see where we went wrong.”