Barca Star: Messi 50 Times Better In Training
Barcelona Star: Lionel Messi 50 Times Better In Training
An FC Barcelona star has seemingly suggested that superstar Lionel Messi is 50 times better in training than he is in games.
Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic joined the Blaugrana in 2011, where he has since won nine trophies, including the UEFA Champions League.
The former Sevilla recently had praise for some of the stars he has played alongside, especially Messi, who he has insisted is even more incredible in training than he is in matches for the Catalan club.
“As a playmaker, I am blessed to play with the greatest attackers in the world,” he told the Player’s Tribune.
“With Messi, for example, the whole world sees his brilliance in the games.
“But you have to multiply that by 20 or 50 for what he’s doing in the training sessions.
“It is a joy for me, just as a fan of pure football, to be able to play with him every day.
“But it’s not just him — it was Neymar and Xavi, and now Suárez, Iniesta, Piqué.
“There is a rhythm to the way we try to play — it’s like a big machine.”
Rakitic has played 167 games for Barca since his arrival, scoring 26 goals and creating a further 25 strikes.
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