Premier League superstar reveals big secret about Lionel Messi that makes good players look bad

Premier League superstar reveals big secret about Lionel Messi that makes good players look bad

- Nelson Semedo is full of praise for Barcelona legend Lionel Messi

- The defender spent three seasons at Camp Nou before joining Wolves in 2020

- Semedo said he never saw the Argentine practice free kicks during training sessions

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Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Nelson Semedo practically has no words to describe Lionel Messi's ingenuity on the pitch.

The Portuguese spent three seasons playing along with the six-time Ballon d'Or winner at Camp Nou before exiting for Wolves in 2020.

However, Nelson Semedo claims he never caught the Argentine superstar practicing free-kicks, saying it comes to him naturally.

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The 27-year-old was on the pitch when the 33-year-old struck a memorable one in front of the English fans against Liverpool in 2019 and he has since then gone ahead to score more - overtaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s club free-kick tally earlier this year:

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Nelson Semedo claims Lionel Messi didn’t practice free-kicks in training
Nelson Semedo embracing Lionel Messi during their La Liga win over Levante in January 2019. Photo by Eric Verhoeven/Soccrates
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According to 101 Great Goals quoting the Telegraph reveals the Portuguese provided a lengthy response, which included him claiming about the four-time Champions League winner.

“Wow. I really don’t have many words that can describe how good he is. You know what makes him even more amazing? I never once saw him take a free-kick in training, in all of the time I was there. I swear he never did!
“We always used to practice shooting from distance but Messi never took a free-kick. For him, it was just natural. They say practice makes perfect – with him it was no practice and it was still perfect!
“An unbelievable player, you can’t explain it to anyone really. The free-kick against Liverpool [in the Champions League semi-final in May 2019], I was standing right behind him.
“In one of my first games in Barcelona, he got the ball and went past three, four and then five players. Subconsciously I was there on the pitch thinking “how can this guy do this?” He makes good players look bad.”

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan had a difficult game while facing Barcelona legend Lionel Messi during his side's defeat in the Spanish La Liga encounter.

France international Ousmane Dembele got the assist from Lionel Messi to score the first goal for Barcelona before the Argentine football star sealed the win for the Catalans.

But it was Arsenal target Joan Jordan who caught the attention of the fans after he failed in his attempt to pull Lionel Messi down on the pitch.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with Legit.ng. He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.

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