Tuesday, April 6, 2010

We are all Witnesses

So I'm not going to spend a ton of time today speaking about how good Lionel Messi is if you want proof or have never seen the man in action check this clip out and you'll know soon enough. http://www.footytube.com/video/barcelona-arsenal-apr06-39054

As I pointed out a few weeks ago in the best of the best posts, Messi is simply the best player in the world. Tonight's proformance against Arsenal pretty much put a rubber stamp on what has been a known fact for quite sometime this season. However what must strike even the casual observer is his complete mastery over the ball. At times it truly looks as if the ball is glued to his feet when he dribbles. What also strikes me is that he seems to come up with the virtuoso displays against some of the biggest clubs in the game, Real Madrid, Man United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, AC Milan etc. These are not push over clubs, against any other player anyone of these teams could shut down top players. The common fate that these clubs have is that Messi has burned them all! Tonights' display got so one sided I actually felt bad for Arsenal, they simply had no answer for his skill. As Arsene Wenger Arsenal's manager said in his post game remarkes "I believe we lost against a team that is better than us and that has the best player in the world," Wenger said "Once he's on the run, Messi is unstoppable. He's the only player who can change direction at such a pace."

Nuff said.


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