Before the conclusion of his 34th year , his total of 34 winners medals gave him more than any other player in the club’s history, and largely because he had surpassed César Rodríguez as their record goalscorer.
It is therefore little surprise that Leo Messi has been awarded the Ballon d’Or trophy a record six times – in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019 – and he almost certainly has more to achieve.
It’s also inevitable he has influenced his times to the extent he has, and that so many of those interviewed by The Coaches’ Voice have offered so many insights into the privilege of being both a colleague of his, and an opponent.
Many football coaches say Leo Messi is the best player in the world
Here are some of the best quotes from top coaches paying tribute to the great Argentine forward.
“(Lionel) Messi is undoubtedly the best footballer in the world, capable of inspiring the team to the extent that if they are maybe not having a good day, they end up having the best day. Seeing him, their enthusiam grows, and this is closely tied with emotions“, Diego Someone, Atletico Madrid coach.
“We had the world’s best – Messi. We had an unbreakable spirit, a coach who was revered by all of the players and, above all, we were convinced we would win.
“On why Leo Messi is the Best Player in the World, the harder it gets, the more focused he is.”
“It’s been a privilege to share a dressing room as a player with Maradona and, with Messi, as a manager. There are some players you just don’t need to give instructions to.
At 21 , Messi was still very young, but you could see his enormous potential.”, – Sergio “Checho” Batista worked with Messi while manager of Argentina from 2010 to 2011.
Jose Mourihno thinks that Messi is the best player in the world
“The situation for us was very, very clear. He cannot play alone when he comes in between the lines. So this player (a defensive midfielder) must be totally in control of this area (in front of defence); always in communication with the left-back. There is a moment where (Messi) becomes the midfielder’s (priority).
“If in a certain moment Messi goes into those positions in between the lines, and if you decide to go (with him), you have to defend against (Dani) Alves. There was a combination of ideas, but basically everything was around not letting Messi play.”
– José Mourinho was Inter Milan’s manager when they defeated Barcelona in the semi finals of the 2010 Champions League
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