News Article  | Spanish La Liga

'Messi Is The Most Intelligent Player I've Seen'

'Lionel Messi Is The Most Intelligent Player I've Seen'

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 20, 2017 07:57 AM @KeeganKruger

After Lionel Messi bagged four goals against Eibar on Tuesday night, FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde labelled the Argentine "the most intelligent player" he has ever seen.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see pictures of Messi against Eibar!

The Argentine opened the scoring in the first half before netting three more times in the second 45 minutes as the Blaugrana cruised past their La Liga opponents 6-1 at the Camp Nou.

After the match, Valverde had nothing but praise for his star forward.

"He is the most intelligent player I've seen on a football pitch. He's extraordinary," Valverde said, as quoted by Sport.

"Today we played differently, without Luis (Suarez), but Messi is the same wherever you put him. From a play where it looks like nothing's going to happen, he can create something good for us and bad for the opposition.

"He loves football, and he enjoys it."

Barca President Continues Spat With Neymar

The Argentina international has nine league goals already this season, five more than Simone Zaza and Maximiliano Gomez, who are currently joint second in the La Liga Golden Boot race.

What did you make of Messi's scintillating display against Eibar? Have your say in the comments section below. 


23242 views
 
 
 

Comments

Default
MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
No badges available
Default
MR E Sep 25, 2017 10:27 AM
Messi is king of soccer!
Default
Truth12345 Joined: 30 Jul 2017
No badges available
Default
Truth12345 Sep 21, 2017 02:00 PM
Magicians who have made me smile over the years: Messi,Ronaldinho,Ronaldo (Brazil),Neymar,Zidane, Steve Macnanaman, Iniesta,Doctor Khumalo Zane Moosa,Ariel Ortega, Rivaldo, Jabu Pule,Matt Letisier,Giofranco Zola. Magicians who humiliated a lot of defenders.
Default
Khetha027 Joined: 07 May 2013
No badges available
Default
Khetha027 Sep 21, 2017 03:47 AM
@Sir KAIZER SENIOR oh yes
Default
Ronaldinho 10 Joined: 21 Mar 2017
No badges available
Default
Ronaldinho 10 Sep 20, 2017 11:21 PM
King of footbal Messi
Default
regamveliso@gmail.com Joined: 27 Aug 2017
No badges available
Default
regamveliso@gmail.com Sep 20, 2017 10:21 PM
he's just unlike any other player in football-just the way he plays.
Default
Sir KAIZER SENIOR Joined: 26 Nov 2014
No badges available
Default
Sir KAIZER SENIOR Sep 20, 2017 08:43 PM
Im not a fan of kick and pray for the ball to end up in the back of the.net but im the fan of magics drible pass the stupid defenders beat them like boateng turn left and right like ramos and put it @ the.back of the net of NEURE or that stupid madrid goalie thats what im faving not to run to the box and wait for the cross to tap in
Default
Butterworth Joined: 12 Sep 2017
No badges available
Default
Butterworth Sep 20, 2017 05:38 PM
@Andile_s woooooo man, what belongs to him?.......tap ins goals and penalties that what belongs to him angithi?......ama fans ka Ronaldo are obsessed ngo Messi anilazi ibhola nilandela ifame nje kuphela anikwazi ukusho into esile ebeka uRonaldo ezingeni kunalokho nilwa ne best player on planet, why?....anikhule madoda
Default
Buru_Lovecandy Joined: 21 Apr 2012
No badges available
Default
Buru_Lovecandy Sep 20, 2017 04:40 PM
@jinks ni a sula...hv u eva watch Argentina playin?
Default
Buru_Lovecandy Joined: 21 Apr 2012
No badges available
Default
Buru_Lovecandy Sep 20, 2017 04:28 PM
In Messi u dnt jst waif for a gola to notice him.He is general admiral Aladeen of the game.U will enjoy his Magic.Some jst run to the box to finish which is nt bad bt less impressive.
Default
Nick#10 Joined: 08 Dec 2016
No badges available
Default
Nick#10 Sep 20, 2017 03:20 PM
they say we must watch ronaldo we will do so with calm nd boredom knowing very well we were well satisfied by Messi yesterday
Default
Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
No badges available
Default
Golden Boots Sep 20, 2017 02:41 PM
Ernesto Valverde is just stating the obvious, even the blind can vividly see!
Default
Sir KAIZER SENIOR Joined: 26 Nov 2014
No badges available
Default
Sir KAIZER SENIOR Sep 20, 2017 12:52 PM
@ Luckm555 lool tell him my btother these madrid fans have a low memory card in their head they must buy 64 gig,MESSI scored almost every match againsnt ther team like 2-1 in the.league,and they must also check my pro pic maybe they will remember this Uefa game
Default
TrueLegend Joined: 14 Jun 2015
No badges available
Default
TrueLegend Sep 20, 2017 12:34 PM
Complete
Default
Makarios Joined: 24 Feb 2017
No badges available
Default
Makarios Sep 20, 2017 12:11 PM
"I don't know what to say about Messi," Valverde said in his postgame news conference. "He is one of the most intelligent players I've seen on a football pitch. He's extraordinary. Today we played in a different way, without Luis [Suarez], but Messi is the same wherever you put him.[ESPN FC]
Default
luckym555 Joined: 20 Sep 2017
No badges available
Default
luckym555 Sep 20, 2017 12:01 PM
@Marsbee then Madrid,Man u,Juventus nd all the best teams he scored against means thy a weak teams too,It's seems u have a low capacity of thinking Sir 😂😂😂😂😂
Default
Makarios Joined: 24 Feb 2017
No badges available
Default
Makarios Sep 20, 2017 11:59 AM
Cowditor don't lie. He said "he is ONE OF the most intelligent players I've seen on a football pitch..." I see you like to exaggerate.
Default
Qhaf-Qhaf Joined: 20 Jul 2016
No badges available
Default
Qhaf-Qhaf Sep 20, 2017 11:55 AM
If he don't score goals he create them for his teammates . If he did nothing between these two you must know there is something wrong and it won't take long before it fixed
Default
JOMMAK Joined: 25 Aug 2017
No badges available
Default
JOMMAK Sep 20, 2017 11:51 AM
Tell us something we don't know already Ernesto...
Default
Metro Joined: 15 Feb 2010
No badges available
Default
Metro Sep 20, 2017 11:45 AM
God of football king Messi
Default
Mccrobert makhu Joined: 18 Jul 2017
No badges available
Default
Mccrobert makhu Sep 20, 2017 11:17 AM
messi the best player n comparing him to cristiano ronaldo is just a digrace to our game,what he did yesterday was,oh,magical

Express Yourself

Your chance to say what you need to.

Create your blog

What You May Have Missed