Carles Puyol, delivering to Leo Messi the prize to better player of the month


Puyol: "I understand that to a madridist cost him to recognise that Messi is the best"

Published:25/12/2020 - 19:35h

Updated:25/12/2020 - 19:35h

Puyol affirmed that, with the numbers and records that has Messi, already is the best player of football of the history

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The ex captain of the Barcelona, Carles Puyol, ensured in an exclusive interview given to 'Goal', that the Argentinian star, Lionel Messi, already is the best player of football of the history of the same form in that the American Michael Jordan would be, in his opinion, the best player of basketball.

"I think that Messi has his same status, the one of better footballer of the history", said a Puyol the one who added that "also there is the one who argues that Jordan can be the best of the best, is an opinion like any another (…) the opinions are subjective and sometimes is difficult to be objective". It said also that by this reason understands that "to a fan of the Real Madrid cost him recognise that (Messi) is the best".

"His goals are here and those yes are an objective data". Puyol Also said that the Catalan group has been very lucky for having to Messi in the team all these years. "We have been lucky for having been able to have it here so much time and the numbers no invents them to him anybody, but they are the proof that it is the best", continued the ex captain of the Barça.

Difficult start

Besides, Puyol said to feel "very lucky for having been able to play with him and that generation of footballers and to have it done in the team of my heart". It confesses also that "remember the work that did together does me feel very proud".

Likewise, the iconic ex Barcelona captain reveals that the starts in the sport king like professional never are easy, and that his personal experience was not an exception. "My starts were complicated because I happened five years without winning at all, but afterwards could turn us into the first and only team in attaining all the titles in a season".

With his selection

In spite of that Messi has beaten records with the Barcelona, Puyol said desconocer if to level of the clubs still can him remain more for winning. By what said that it would like him that this achieved triumphs with his selection. "Still it can win something with the Argentinian selection (…). Although I am not Argentinian would gladden me a lot by him that attained it, think that deserves it and know that has many win that suceda". However, it highlighted that "in the Barcelona already has beaten all the records and do not know if there will be anybody that can compete with him in the future because it has put the very high slat".

The Argentinian follows motivated

Puyol Also indicated that the Argentinian forward "follows motivated and with hunger (…), think that remain him three or four years to the maximum level if has luck and the injuries respect him (…), still have Messi for while".

Finally, it stands out that, although Messi has a talent innegable, all the triumphs that has achieved have been to base of a lot of work and effort. "The talent is necessary, of course, but also work and dedication, have the wish to learn and be motivated to pursue new challenges each day". This, in fact, "is what have seen him to Messi".

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