Five-time Ballon d'Or winner and current LaLiga all-time top goalscorer Lionel Messi has been described as a "genius" who is like "the Matrix" by a former FC Barcelona coach.
Luis Enrique was appointed as manager of the Spanish giants in the 2014/15 campaign and enjoyed a successful spell in charge of the Blaugrana, guiding them to a treble in his first season with the club, before securing a double in the next campaign.
When quizzed on what makes Barca skipper Messi so special, Enrique drew comparisons between the Argentine and popular science fiction film The Matrix.
"We're talking about a genius, we're talking about the Matrix when the image suddenly slows down and he can do whatever he wants: that's what Messi does," he told Radio Catalunya.
"It's something only he can do. Andres Iniesta has that similar peripheral vision. I've only seen those two do it, above all Messi."
Current Barca boss Ernesto Valverde also recently revealed that the 31-year-old does not get involved in the first minute of each and every clash in a bid to analyse his opponents.
With 26 goals scored and 12 assists registered in 25 LaLiga encounters thus far this season, Messi is responsible for the most goals and assists across Europe's top five leagues in this campaign.
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