Netherlands goalkeeper Andries Knoppert has revealed he is ready to face Lionel Messi in the penalty shootout. Deeming the 35-year-old Argentina forward to be human. and also had previously missed shots on target. According to a report from ‘De Telegraph’ on Thursday.
Knoppert is set to lead the Wind Turbine against Argentina in the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup on Friday. In which the 28-year-old outpost from Heerenveen sees that although Messi is a great player. But he could also miss a penalty. UFABET And confident he can stop the 35-year-old striker from scoring goals.
‘I’m always ready for that. And he missed too. We saw it at the start of this tournament. So he’s just like us, human. Of course he’s good. But of course I can save the penalty as well,’ said Noppert.
Messi has scored three goals and provided one assist in four appearances at the World Cup in Qatar. He opened the scoring with his first penalty in the defeat. Saudi Arabia 1-2 before scoring a goal and assisting in a 2-0 win over Mexico before missing a penalty in a 2-0 win over Poland and another goal in a 2-1 round of 16 win over Australia.
The 35-year-old forward played 169 games for Argentina, scoring 94 goals, 21 of which came from the penalty spot, and he only missed five penalties against the Blues.