Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

David Healy: Magic Messi is the dream footballer

Lionel Messi is a phenomenon. He is the best player on the planet at the moment and you have to wonder, even at this early stage in his career, if he is the best player of all time.

Messi’s amazing performance against Arsenal was the latest in a long line of sparkling displays for Barcelona this season. He really can be spoken in the same breath as Maradona, Pele and George Best, which is some company to keep.

Can you stop him? I genuinely don’t think so.

Even when there are two or three men around him, he can keep the ball and make something happen.

I love watching him. He’s a dream player.

With magic Messi, Barca will coast to more Champions League glory and Argentina will be a great bet for the World Cup.

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