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Sunday, May 26, 2019

SHOCKING: Milner Says Messi Called Him A 'Donkey'



Liverpool midfielder James Milner have made a shocking revelation by saying Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi angrily labelled him a 'donkey' after their Champions league elimination at Anfield.

Milner helped Liverpool to a much needed win after they were trailing the Spanish side 3-0 at first leg but a spirited Jurgen Klopp's side shocked the reigning Liga Champions with a remarkable 4-0 win to book a place in the final.

Argentina captain Messi scored a brace in the first encounter to help his side lead with an advantage but Anfield was no place of joy for the playmaker who was marked closely by James Milner.

The England player got the other side of the Argentine when he tackled him to the floor with Messi tumbling in as many times before abusing Milner, a message which the England midfielder have finally dropped.


"He wasn't happy," said Milner, speaking to the Mail. "He was giving me plenty in Spanish going down the tunnel at half-time as well. He was calling me 'burro'.

"It translates as donkey but I think it's also used in Spanish football as a general term for someone who goes around kicking people.

"I asked him if he was all right, but he wasn't having it. I don't think he realised I understood his Spanish.

"He said: 'That foul you did, that's because I nutmegged you'. I left him to it at that point and went into the changing room. Look, I've only got admiration for him. He has earned the right to say what he wants."

Milner was humiliated by Messi when he was playing for Manchester City and the Argentine player felt that the Liverpool midfielder still  referring to an incident holds that grudge against him but a defiant Milner says that's not the case and took the chance to praise the Argentine.

"I've been nutmegged by him and it has been viewed a million times," added Milner. "I wasn't the first and I won't be the last. He's an incredible player.

"But with players like that, you have to let them know you're there.

"You don't want to hurt him but it's a physical game and, if he's running the game, you try and knock him out of his stride. It's part of the game, the mental side."

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