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Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@Lionel30Comps
A 10-minute compilation of Lionel Messi pulling off 100 perfectly weighted 'lob passes' may just prove he is the most complete player of all time.
Messi's passing is perhaps one of the most underrated parts of his game and this clip - posted by Twitter user @Lionel30Comps - shows how his incredible footballing brain works.
Go and grab a drink, sit back and watch a genius in action. '10 minutes. 100 lob passes from Lionel Messi'.
10 minutes. 100 lob passes from Lionel Messipic.twitter.com/71XqKxFzif- Messi Comps (@Lionel30Comps) April 8, 2022
One Twitter user wrote: "How can you make lobbed passes so perfectly weighted and tailored, so many times? This is not normal," while another said: "The greatest of all time. There's no debate."
A third commented: "A 10-minute compilation just for one specific type of pass from someone who also has 700+ career goals to his name... is the average human brain even able to comprehend how insane this is."
A fourth said: "Goals aren't Messi's game. They are just a bonus. And he's scored 700+ of them. That's outrageous if you think about it."
Messi showing off his wonderful passing today rather than his trademark dribbles. As daft as it sounds his playmaking is a bit underrated.- Vin :flag_nl: (@vinrmfc) April 9, 2022
Towards the end of his spell at Barcelona, the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner admitted his game has changed in recent years.
"I think less and less about scoring goals," he told La Liga on DAZN. "I'm starting to step back more and more to be the creator rather than the one who finishes.
"Obviously, I like scoring and if have a chance I'll take it, but every time I go on to the pitch I'm less focused on scoring goals and more focused on the game. I've never been obsessed with goals.
"I understand that people will talk about it when I stop scoring so many, but that's part of the game, part of growing as a player and adapting to the times, to be the best player both for yourself and for the team."