Andy Robertson regrets intense clash with Messi, admits Barcelona star is greatest

Andy Robertson regrets intense clash with Messi, admits Barcelona star is greatest

- Andy Robertson has stated that he regrets having a clash with Lionel Messi on the pitch

- Liverpool came back from a 3-0 first leg loss to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregates

- Messi and Robertson had a face-off during the game

During the epic UEFA Champions League tie when Liverpool made a remarkable 4-0 comeback against Barcelona, Lionel Messi and Liverpool full back Andy Robertson had heated clash.

The Scottish defender has admitted regrets for shoving the Argentinian icon during the epic fixture which many refer to as the biggest comeback in the history of the competition.

The Argentine had netted a hat-trick in the first leg at the Camp Nou and the Reds needed more than a miracle to defeat the La Liga giants, but Jurgen Klopp’s men made a dramatic comeback in that game.

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Robertson was instrumental for the European champions as he was able to keep Messi quiet in the entire game before the duo had appeared to shove each other

"But I do look back at that moment with Messi as one regret. I don't like seeing it. When I saw it afterwards I was gutted," Robertson was quoted by Daily Mail.

"I have nothing but respect for him and Barcelona, but we went into that game with the attitude that we were 3-0 down, we needed a miracle, we needed something special and if that little thing stopped the best player in the world playing to his full potential.

"But I do regret it. That's not me as a person. That's not my personality. But that night a lot of things happened that you don't really remember." earlier reported that right after the final whistle of the 2014 Fifa World Cup final, German star Mario Gotze who scored the winning goal against Argentina ran to take pictures with Lionel Messi.

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Gotze who came in as a substitute latched on to a volley in extra-time to help his side beat Messi led Argentina 1-0 at the famous Maracana stadium. However in the midst of the wild celebrations, Gotze singled out Messi when he was receiving the Man of the Match award.

Upon having World cup gold medal round his neck, Gotze dashed to meet Messi for a photo pose, before posting it on social media with the caption "Genius".

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