'Messi Is Best Player There Is & Ever Will Be!'
'Lionel Messi Is Best Player There Is & Ever Will Be!'
FC Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde heaped praise on Lionel Messi after his scintillating display against Real Betis on Sunday, claiming the Argentine is the best footballer in history.
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The Argentine took his goal tally to 19 in LaLiga when he scored twice in the Blaugrana's 5-0 hammering of their opponents over the weekend.
After the match, Valverde hailed the five-time Ballon d'Or winner for his performance, and insisted that football fans are lucky to be living in his era.
"You have to enjoy him, we have been able to live his era," Valverde said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
"I have suffered because of him and I know what that is like. Now I can enjoy it.
"It is an event to watch him every day. He is the best player there is and there ever will be."
Messi has made 30 appearances for Barca so far this season, scoring 25 goals and assisting 12 further strikes.
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