Lionel Messi quotes – What people said about the GOAT

Lionel messi quotes

The best quotes about the FC Barcelona legend Lionel Andrés Messi. Here you can find the best things that said about the greatest of all times.

Here are the best Lionel Messi Quotes:


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“It was an honour to be the coach of the best player (Messi) I have ever seen and probably the best I will see.”Pep Guardiola

Gerard Pique – “Leo simply goes one way with his body and another with the ball. You have to either guess right or foul him.

Diego Maradona“I saw the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi“.

Deco – “There’s no other like Leo.

Luis Enrique“Messi is Matrix. He’s able to stop the time and do whatever he wants. Apart from him, I have never seen anyone doing that. He is the best I’ve ever seen.”

Thierry Henry – “What Leo does is so incredible that I have to be careful not to stand still watching him make his moves.”

Thiago Alcantara – “We give him the ball and stand back and watch. People often say to me they saw Pele and Maradona play. In the future, I will be able to say I saw Messi play.”

 Juliano Belletti – “When Messi came out of B Team Rijkaard put him in a 11 × 11 training game on a small stadium. Iniesta came to me and said “do you know him”? I told him no, so he told me to be careful .. In the first confrontation against him, he passed me and scored a goal, I said damn! This man is shameless”.

Pep Guardiola – “Put in the superlatives yourselves because I’m running out. It’s already been a while now that he has been outstanding. He’s more than decisive in every way. That he’s capable of doing everything that he does at his age is something impressive, that doesn’t make any sense.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – “Messi does not need his right foot. He only uses the left and he’s still the best in the world. Imagine if he also used his right foot, Then we would have serious problems.” 

Carles Rexach (former Barcelona sporting director) – In two minutes, I saw his speed, his skill and decided we would sign him.

Xavi – “If he continues like this then I think Messi will be the best player in the history of football.

“Once they said they can only stop me with a pistol but today you need a machine gun to stop Messi.” – Hristo Stoichkov

Fabio Capello – “In my entire life I never saw a player of such quality and personality at such a young age, particularly wearing the ‘heavy’ shirt of one of the world’s great clubs.

Marco van Basten – “There is no doubt about it, Messi is clearly the best player in the world. He’s a phenomenon who has already won everything, but is still hungry for more. His humbleness only makes him greater.

Radamel Falcao – “Is Messi a real player or a Play Station character?

Arsene Wenger – “Who is the Best Player in the World? Leo Messi. Who is the Best Player Ever? Leo Messi! 

Antonio Cassano – “Ronaldinho is better than Cristiano Ronaldo, but neither are as good as Leo Messi.

Franz Beckenbauer – “Messi is a genius. He has everything. When I watch him, I see a player who is very, very, skilful, very clever and his left foot is like Diego Maradona’s.

Ronaldo (the real one) – “There is no doubt that Messi is the best player in the world.

Hristo Stoichkov – “Once they said they can only stop me with a pistol but today you need a machine gun to stop Messi.”

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Johan Cruyff – “He deserves ten out of ten for doing what he does. He is a sensation, but still he can improve. He must know when to move the ball on quickly and when to try the impossible mission. When he learns this, he won’t win a single Golden Ball, but an entire collection.

Juan Sebastián Verón – “I see Maradona every time he grabs the ball and accelerates. We must protect him. I’d personally put him in a drawer of my bedside table.

Sergio Busquets – “Having Messi in the team guarantees everything. He doesn’t just score, he gives assists, he works and wins the ball. He’s the best player in the world.”

José Mourinho – “The best way to stop Messi is when you play with 11 men and then you can double mark him, one player to stay on him and the other to help out. If it is 11 against 10 then you have almost no chance of stopping him.

Gary Lineker“Fella’s a genius. Best ever by a distance in my life time. Never really saw Pele… Souness, Gullit, Venables and now Rooney agree Messi is the best they have seen. He plays a game with which we are not familiar.”

José Luis Chilavert – “Lionel Messi is the best player in the history of football. You have to appreciate him because when he retires, it’s going to be very sad.”

Dani Alves – “Messi has a divine gift.” 

Gheorghe Hagi – “Messi or Cristiano? Cristiano Ronaldo is very good, but I prefer Messi. He’s incredible.”

Edgar Davids – “He is an anomaly. The rest will have to wait until he falls off a little bit.” 

Gary Neville – “The only time when I have ever watched a performance where I have been genuinely mesmerised by a player was Messi for the 20 minutes before half-time in the Nou Camp against Manchester City.”

“I just wanted to make sure that he’s a human being like us.” – Gianluigi Buffon (after touching Messi’s head)

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Sid Lowe (football writer) – “If he is so good, how can you express that? The superlatives ran out ages ago. On these pages, swearing has been tried. Or perhaps a symbol, something to signify that we have gone beyond words now.”

Carles Puyol – “This Barça will be remembered as Messi’s Barça. He’s well above anything else I’ve ever seen. He’s an alien.” 

Ángel Di María – “My friendship with Leo is very good and it makes me very happy to wear the same shirt as the best player in the world, to be able to play alongside him and be his friend. It is something I will never forget.”

Neymar – “It’s impossible to beat him. He is the best and I am always at his side to learn from him.”

César Luis Menotti – “We should take care of Messi, not criticize him. Take care of him otherwise we won’t make it to the next World Cup.”

“He seems to toy with his opponents. He is faster, has more class and scores when he wants to.”Gennaro Gattuso

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Isco “I named my dog ‘Messi’ because Messi is the best in the world, and so is my dog,”

Frenkie De Jong“I have admired Messi since my childhood. It’s special to be on the pitch with him.”

Lautaro Martinez – “For us Argentines, Leo is as important as Maradona was. It’s something that goes beyond football. He is the best in the world; playing with him in the national team is a privilege.”

Paul Pogba – “Messi and football are two things that go together. I enjoy watching him, he does things that nobody does. He has a stature that nobody has, something special for him, everything is special. He’s a player who has football inside him, who feels it, it’s incredible.”

Christian Pulisic“Nothing against Ronaldo because I’ve seen it first hand, he’s an unbelievable player. It’s not an easy one [who is better], but I would say Messi because growing up he was always my favourite.”

Paolo Maldini“I think he reached and surpassed the level of Maradona. He does incredible things, at a speed that is insane.”

Quotes by Lionel Messi himself

“Being a bit famous now gives me the opportunity to help people who really need it, especially children.”

You can overcome anything, if and only if you love something enough.”

“There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.”

You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.”

“When the year starts, the objective is to win with all the team, personal records are secondary.”

“I like to score goals but I also like to have friends among the people I have played with.”

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