Gutierrez Talks About Very Humble Super-Star Lionel Messi

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.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Apr 11, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #1

    1st lol 😉

  • wsquare

    Apr 11, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #2

    if only messi can come to tyneside lol 😉

  • liam85

    Apr 11, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #3

    wsquare, If only, lol!!! – wouldn’t that be awesome 🙂

  • nightfa11

    Apr 11, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #4

    “the only way to stop messi is to put maradona as his manager”

    dont know who wrote that but… 😀

  • wsquare

    Apr 11, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #5

    alexis sanchez! lol

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 11, 2010 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #6

    sanchez is qaulity wsqaure. wouldnt wany this mess kid, from what i have seen he is rubbish

  • Edd Case

    Apr 11, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Surely Jonas can put in a good word for us?

    Seriously though, we will never see Messi in a Toon number 10 shirt – or any Toon shirt for that matter…

    Anyone remember back in the day a certain other ‘great’ world player who’s name WAS seen on the back of a Toon shirt?

  • ToonSnowman

    Apr 11, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #8

    who was that Edd….. Des Hamilton ?

  • seetow1

    Apr 11, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #9

    sorry ed, but i’d have to disagree with your point about bobby charlton.


    alan shearer. who else?

  • DJG

    Apr 11, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #10

    For me Messi is the best footballer in the world and probably will be for the next ten years.

    C.Ronaldo is very good player but I don’t rate him in the same catogory as Messi.

    Its cool how Jonas and Coloccini are team mates with the biggest super-star on the planet.

  • Edd Case

    Apr 12, 2010 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #11

    who was that Edd….. Des Hamilton ?

    Roberto Baggio of course.

    A Newcastle shirt with Baggio – 10 on it was spotted in the back of SJH’s car once.

    It was all a bit of a joke though apparently – although, some say Newcastle DID make enquiries about him.

  • lesh

    Apr 12, 2010 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #12


    The galactico you’re thinking of is surely Freddy Shepherd?

  • Edd Case

    Apr 12, 2010 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #13

    Yeah, could have been Lesh – I cant really remember now but it was all wishful thinking i bet.

    Even so, I honestly think that at that time in our history, the club were trying to sign players like Baggio – in fact, it wouldn’t have been long after that that Shearer was signed for a then world record fee, 1996?


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