- Lionel Messi has been rated as the perfect footballer by Cesc Fabregas
- The Monaco midfielder stated clearly that he is happy to have played with the Argentine
- Messi has won six Ballon d'Or awards so far in his career at Barcelona
Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has explained that no player on earth can be compared with Barcelona legend Lionel Messi claiming that the Argentine is his source of inspiration.
There is no doubt about the fact that Lionel Messi is one of the best footballers on earth considering his styles of play and incredible achievements he has gotten since he broke into Barcelona's first team.
For the past 17 seasons that the Argentine has been playing for Barcelona, he has won four Champions League crowns and six Ballon d'Ors among a whole host of other major honours.
Between the year 2011 and 2014, Cesc Fabregas played with Lionel Messi at Barcelona and these two stars were so close at the Camp Nou.
While naming the perfect footballers he has played with, the 33-year-old also applauded Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, John Terry and Carles Puyol.
"From all the players that I played with? I don't really need to pick many, I will pick Lionel Messi and you have the perfect footballer right there. I don't have to go that far.
"I would have the speed of Thierry Henry, the quality and intelligence of Messi, the heart of Carles Puyol or John Terry. The last pass, I don't think I will change that for anyone, I would stick to mine to be honest.''
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona stretched their winning streak to six games in all competitions after coming from a goal down to beat Real Betis 3-2 at Estadio Benito Villamarin on Sunday, February 7.
The Catalans have once again returned to the second position on the La Liga table with 43 points - same as their bitter rivals Real Madrid after 21 rounds of games.
Borja Iglesias gave Manuel Pellegrini's men the lead in the 38th minute after powering home a close-range effort from Emerson's low cross.
The goal that gave Manuel Pellegrini's men the advantage heading into the dressing room for a half-time pep talk after an impressive first 45 minutes.
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