'Messi Is The Best & Most Humble Player I Know!'
'Lionel Messi Is The Best & Most Humble Player I Know!'
After FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi produced another outstanding performance in Sunday's El Clasico, a former teammate of his shared some insight into what it is like to play alongside the Argentine.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was on hand to score a crucial second goal for a 10-man Blaugrana side that drew 2-2 with arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Camp Nou on the weekend, and former France international Eric Abidal has since revealed that, to this day, he feels honoured to have shared a dressing room with the Argentine.
"Lionel Messi is the best player in the world, but he's also the most humble star I know," Abidal told Radio Trinidad.
"I shared six years with him in Barca's dressing room, and it was an honour to sit by his side. It was a pleasure to see him prepare and smile. I never saw him stressed out.
"He knew he had the talent he needed to help and make the difference on the pitch, but always with a positive attitude and humility with the rest of the players. I learned a lot from him."
The 30-year-old, who won his eighth LaLiga title this season, has made 52 appearances for Barcelona so far in this campaign, scoring 44 goals and assisting a further 18 strikes.
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