'Messi Is A Machine'
'Lionel Messi Is A Machine'
FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been described as a "machine built to play football" by a Blaugrana legend.
Xavi Hernandez, a former teammate of the Argentine's, regards the 30-year-old as one of the greats of the game because he has achieved so much success on both a personal and club level.
Messi is the first player to win five Ballons d'Or, and Xavi has now lauded him for his achievements.
"Leo can do (what) Xavi, (Andres) Iniesta and (Sergio) Busquets (do) at the same time and continue to do Messi," he told The Tactical Room.
"He seems a machine built to play football, with that rubber ankle that sticks to the ball."
The Argentina international ended rumours he was thinking of leaving the Blaugrana last month when he signed a new deal that will see him remain at Barcelona until 2021.
Messi has made 585 appearances for the Catalan giants, scoring 510 goals in all competitions so far.
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