Lionel Messi is a professional footballer, who plays club football for FC Barcelona in Spain,and also represents the Argentina national team. He can play across the frontline, and during Pep Guardiola era, he was used efectively as a false 9, a position he occupied while helping Barcelona to many trophies.
Lionel Messi posses great footballing skills, blend with sheer pace, which often make it difficult for opposition defender to stop him. Due to his intelligent movement with or without the ball, ability to pick out killer passes, and his dribbling skills, Messi has always receive special attention from opposition defenders.
Former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach, Jose Mourinho has sometimes speaks about the difficulty in stopping Messi, saying there are no way of stopping him, except if you will hack him to the ground, such is Lionel Messi's cleverness on the ball.
In the picture below, a series of scenario whereby Messi is surrounded by more than two or 3players is seen.
Without doubt, not all players in this age can be given a keen attention like Messi has in this picture, not even Cristiano Ronaldo can command attention like this. Messi is special, he does more than scoring goals. He creates, he dribbles, he takes player out. He's without doubt the best, and he will go down ad arguably the greatest player of all time.
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