- Lionel Messi's record has caught the attention of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper
- The 27-year-old congratulated Messi on his record-breaking goal in Barcelona colours
- Messi notched up his 644th goal for La Blaugrana in a remarkable 749 matches
Jan Oblak has heaped praise on Lionel Messi after surpassing Pele's 634 goals feat during Barcelona's comfortable win over Real Valladolid.
The Atletico Madrid shot-stopper said the 33-year-old is the best because he sees everything on the pitch after scoring his 644 in 749 games for the Camp Nou outfit.
And the Slovenia international believes Messi will continue scoring as long as he is active in his playing career and even set new records.
Oblak told Sky Sports quoted by Goal:
"I am sure that he is going to score many more than just 644, even though it is already a lot," he adds. "It is a really special achievement. I can only say the best words about him because he is the best.
"He has shown it for so many years and I can only congratulate him, wish him all the best, and hope that he scores many more goals.
"Just not against me."
The 27-year-old recalled the battles he had with Messi whenever Atletico and Barcelona meet in any competitive game.
"He watches my leg.
"If I make one step, he will see it and shoot to the other side. This is why he is the best. He does not show it but he is always looking. He is always watching you. His eyes are on the ball but he sees you.
"He sees everything, I think. It is strange. Sometimes you think you are controlling them, you are controlling him. But in a second, he changes the game, he scores a goal, and Barcelona win."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi got the world on their feet applauding following his record-breaking feat during Barcelona's 3-0 win over Real Valladolid.
The Argentine only scored a goal in the match but it took his tally to 644 for La Blaugrana, becoming the first to score that amount of goals for a single club.
In the clash against Valencia, Messi equalled Pele's 643 goals for Santos when he scored in the 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou.
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