Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has warned against comparing Saul Niguez to Lionel Messi after the Atletico Madrid midfielder’s heroics in the Champions League.
Saul’s incredible solo effort helped Atletico to a 1-0 win over Bayern in the first leg of their semi-final on Wednesday.
The run and finish led to comparisons to Barcelona superstar Messi, who has scored numerous goals by gliding past defenders.
However, Guardiola said it was best not to compare the 21-year-old to the Argentina captain.
“I don’t know him personally but I have a lot of respect for the quality Saul has,” he said.