Anybody who watched the Barcelona – Arsenal game last week will have witnessed maybe the best player in the world today, Argentine Lionel Messi, score all 4 goals in the Spanish side’s impressive 4-1 win.
Lionel Messi - a very humble player
And he was at it again yesterday scoring the first goal in Barcelona’s decisive 2-0 win against Real Madrid at the Bernabéu.
That win puts Barcelona 3 points ahead of the famous Madrid club, which has the biggest revenues of any club in the world, and has been going through some tough times on the field in recent seasons.
Messi’e Argentine compatriot, Newcastle’s great Jonas Gutierrez, has today talked about Messi, and warned that the only way of stopping the Argentine superstar Lionel Messi in South Africa, is to hope he gets injured in training.
Jonas talked about Messi today:
“First of all, I like him as a person. He is the same person he has always been and is very humble,”
“But as for his football, he is the best player in the world by a long distance.” “I am just happy he is Argentinian, that a World Cup is coming and we are lucky enough to have Messi in our team.”
“The only worry I have is that (Walter) Samuel and (Nicolas) Burdisso mark him in training. I just hope they don’t kick him too much!”
“I think he is going to finish his career at Barcelona, he’s always said that. In Spain, they talk the same language and he’s been there since he was very young,”
“A lot of top English and European clubs would love to have him. Messi could do it anywhere, no problem about that. But he’s at one of the biggest clubs in the world and happy at Barca.”
We’ve noticed that many super sports stars are quite humble – some examples being Hockey’s Wayne Gretsky – the greatest Hockey player ever, and Bobby Charlton, the Ashington-born player who arguably may be the best footballer England has ever produced.
They seem to know intuitively they’ve been blessed, for whatever reason, with enormous talent and they have a duty to show it and use it.
We cannot wait to see both Messi and Gutierrez together in the Argentine line-up in South Africa, and it would be great too if Fabricio Coloccini is in the squad.