Messi clash excites Clarets star


Burnley winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson is already looking forward to the World Cup and a clash with Lionel Messi in Russia.

Iceland have qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time ever and their opening game will be against the might of Argentina – and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi – on June 16.

At Euro 2016, Iceland faced some of the world’s top sides and top players, and the winger is now looking forward to locking horns with Messi.

“It’s a tough draw. They’re really good teams, but I’m looking forward to the first game, Argentina are a great team,” he said.

“In the last Euros we played Portugal and Ronaldo first, now it’s Argentina and Messi, it’s going to be fun.

“We’ve done some good things over the last few years and we’ll go out there, enjoy it, and try and do good things.

“Messi is one of the best, if not the best who ever touched the ball, so it’s going to be nice to test yourself against him.”