- Eder Sarabia seems to be thrilled by Messi’s attitude on and off the field
- The Barcelona assistant manager claims the Argentine is the best in history
- Sarabia adds that the Barcelona star is arguably the best sportsman in history
Barcelona assistant manager Eder Sarabia has claimed that Lionel Messi is the best footballer in history, adding that the Argentine is arguably the best sportsman, according to reports from BeSoccer.
The tactician discussed several topics on a live Instagram chat with former Tennis player Alex Corretja and mentioned Messi as a unique individual.
He described Lionel Messi’s attitude to the game on and off the pitch as well as his player’s mode of relating with his team-mates and so on.
Sarabia further talked about the player’s actions on the bench when they faced Real Madrid in an El Clasico cracker
"He is the best footballer of all time and maybe the best sportsman as well. He is incredible in all aspects because his knowledge of the game and for how he executes it. It's a privilege," Sarabia said.
"Until you step inside and meet the players, you don't know how things really are. There are many things behind the scenes and everyone is different. Everyone has different skills and that is the coach's .
Lionel Messi's chances of winning his seventh European golden shoe award at the end of this season are not looking slim despite him starting the season injured.
The Argentine ranks sixth on the chart with 19 goals eight behind Lazio star Ciro Immobile who already has 27 goals.
Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski is right behind the Serie A star while Cristiano Ronaldo and Timo Werner rank fourth and fifth with 21 goals apiece.
However, the Argentine is still not giving on winning individual laurels no matter how ugly the season looks with the outbreak of deadly coronavirus.
The 32-year-old currently sit atop of the Spanish League table with 19 goals - five better than Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
Messi has also shown again why he is referred to as the 'greatest of all time' in football as the forward has more goals outside of the 18-yard box more than any European club. The south American superstar has scored a total of eight goals from long range in all competitions for his La Liga side.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Madrid star Lucas Vazquez has decided to choose both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the greatest footballers of all time.
The superstars have been a phenomenon for their respective clubs, helping them win titles both domestically and also on the continent.
Both share 11 Ballon d'Or awards between them as well as other individual prizes - which means their rivalry spans beyond a decade.
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