Martin Braithwaite says if football was a religion, Messi might be God

Martin Braithwaite says if football was a religion, Messi might be God

- Martin Braithwaite has rated Lionel Messi above any player on earth

- The Denmark international says Messi does what no one can do

- Braithwaite also stated that Lionel Messi should be God if football is a religion

Barcelona new man Martin Braithwaite has appreciated the opportunity he got to be playing with Lionel Messi claiming that no one can do what the Argentine does on the pitch of play.

Lionel Messi is regarded as one of the best footballers in the world considering the level he plays and also the successes he has recorded since he began his career.

The joy and aspiration of many footballers in the world is to get to the top and have the chance of playing with Lionel Messi in the same team or against him in another side.

No wonder Denmark international Martin Braithwaite who recently joined Barcelona from Leganes is appreciating the chance to be Lionel Messi's teammate.

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While speaking with Barcelona website, the 28-year-old claimed that Lionel Messi is a player who does extra ordinary things no man on earth can do on the pitch.

He also stressed that if football happens to be a religion, then Lionel Messi will be the God of the game.

“Nobody can do things he does. If football were a religion, Messi might be God. He controls the match. He is an extraordinary player,'' he told Barcelona website.

Martin Braithwaite has played his first game with Lionel Messi at Barcelona where he gave the Argentine a superb pass against Eibar which resulted into a goal.

Barcelona are currently topping the Spanish La Liga standings with 55 points and they are been followed closely on the table by Real Madrid who are having 53 points.

The Catalans have two mandates this season which is to win the Champions League and also retaining their Spanish La Liga title.

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Last season, Barcelona suffered embarrassing defeat against Premier League side Liverpool in the Champions League semifinal in which they lost 4-0 in the second leg.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Ajax and AC Milan striker Marco van Basten picked Barcelona man Lionel Messi as the best player on earth ahead of his biggest rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi and Ronaldo have both been involved in serious rivalry for the past ten years in which these two players have shared 11 Ballon d'Or awards between themselves.

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