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Barca Coach Valverde: Messi Is The Best Player There Is And There Ever Will Be

Barca Coach Valverde: Messi Is The Best Player There Is And There Ever Will Be

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi scored a brace in Barcelona’s 5-0 rout of Real Betis in LaLiga action on Sunday and his coach Ernesto Valverde reckons there won’t be a better player in the history of the sport.

Messi took his tally to 19 league goals for the season, while Luis Suarez also netted twice after Ivan Rakitic’s opener.


“You have to enjoy him,” Valverde said of Messi. “We have been able to live his era.

“I have suffered because of him and I know what that is like. Now I can enjoy it.

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“It is an event to watch him every day. He is the best player there is and there ever will be.”

The demolition in Seville saw Barca move 11 points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Girona.

Defending champion Real Madrid are 19 points adrift in fourth position with a game in hand.

“For us it won’t be a boring league,” Valverde told reporters. “We will continue trying to win our matches, without speculating about the future.

“There are 18 games left and that is a lot. But, every game we win will be a very big step.”

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  • Abdulrazak 4 years ago

    Until Lionel Messi wins three World cup titles and scores a thousand goals like Pele, i would not call him the best ever. Excellent player, most definitely, but best ever, certainly not.

  • Messi is ok as a player but he is
    among the best ever. He is not the overall best but amidst the best. The 1st overall best is Pele. The 2nd overall best is Maradona. The 3rd overall best is jointly won by CR7 & L.Messi. Anyone who disputes this is sentimental. These include family members, country, coach, team members and fans.


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