Gary Lineker Perfectly Sums Up Lionel Messi's Brilliance
So much have we run out of ways to describe Lionel Messi that even saying we've run out of ways to describe him has become so over used. Despite that Gary Lineker did a pretty good job of doing it.
Lionel Messi might well be the greatest footballer to have ever graced football. Sure there's argument enough about Cristiano Ronaldo being as good as him never mind players from a different generation but time after time the Argentine takes your breath away.
He's good but he's no Heskey:
He might be 30 but Barcelona's all time top scorer isn't exactly slowing down. This season he's helped steer Barca to the top of La Liga by scoring 24 goals with his latest coming today.
He scored a free kick against Atletico Madrid to secure a 1-0 win against their title rivals which just happened to be his 600th goal for the club.
With everyone running out of hyperbole for the five time Ballon d'Or winner Gary Lineker was able to perfectly sum up just how good he is:
Messi scored his 600th goal to beat Atletico and surely clinch La Liga for @FCBarcelona. If he were just a goal scorer it would be astonishing, but the fact he's also the best dribbler I've ever seen and as good a passer as I've ever seen makes him the best I've ever seen. :goat:- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 4, 2018
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Simeone: If we take Messi out of a Barça shirt and put him in an Atletico shirt, we win.- Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) March 4, 2018
:six::zero::zero: career goals- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 4, 2018
:nine::eight: in the Champions League
Watch out, Chelsea, Lionel Messi will be looking for another milestone at Camp Nou :goat: pic.twitter.com/vXlhFVGa0W
With 27 weeks gone in La Liga, Messi now has more goals, assists, shots at goal, completed dribbles and created chances than any other player. Via @FutbolAvanzado- Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) March 4, 2018
Valverde: There's no player like Messi in the world. I don't know what would have happened if he was playing for Atletico. I don't want to imagine it, either.- Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) March 4, 2018
Messi has already won eight La Liga titles, five Copa del Reys and four Champions Leagues in his career to date, as well as a number of other trophies, and he could add another to all three of those this season alone.
Some still question his record in World Cups and if he and Argentina were to win in Russia this summer then there'd surely be no doubts as to if he's the greatest player ever.