Garcia is expected to man-mark the Argie superstar and refuses to be intimidated.
"He's the best player in the world, but my game is to try to stop him. I must not leave gaps, I have to stay focused the whole match and not give him even one metre," said the midfielder.
"If I have to kick him, I will, but we must not go too aggressively. Football is a contact sport and when I get kicked, nothing happens.
"We are all players, not only Messi or Cristiano, who are always in the media."