Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar says defender Ferland Mendy is ready for the challenge of taking on Lionel Messi.
The midfielder was talking ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash between the two sides and also reckons his team are not scared of their opposition.
“I think that (Ferland) Mendy is ready to come up against Lionel Messi,” he said.
“We are all aware of the challenge that we are faced with but we are going to go out there and give it our all.
”We are not scared of Barcelona , we are raring to go.”
Mendy has been linked with a move to Barcelona this season, and it should be interesting to see how he gets on over the two legs of the Champions League tie.
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