Lionel Messi has turned the page on last season and continues to add new arrows to his quiver, and threats for his opponents to deal with.
A few alarm bells started to ring over the last year, but Lionel ‘the total footballer’ Messi is back, much to the delight of his teammates and terror of their opponents. ‘La Pulga’ isn’t just one of the best attackers in the world – if not the best of all – he’s also one of the most efficient creative midfielders around.
Together with the 38 goals he’s scored in all competitions this season, the Argentine ace has also notched up an impressive 19 assists so far. It’s like he’s a goalscoring machine and midfield genius, with the creativity of a Xavi or Andrés Iniesta, all rolled into one. Messi uses his precise passing, X-ray vision, understanding of the game and ability to create space to feed the ball to his voracious teammates and carve out unmissable opportunities for them. Neymar and Luis Suárez don’t just have another forward alongside them, they have a source of pure football that could only ever serve to help them to boost their tallies.
Aside from what he can do in the box and his ability to hold onto the ball when he’s under pressure, Messi has expanded his kingdom out to the full attacking third of the pitch. Even when he’s 40 metres away from the goal he’s still dangerous with his probing balls, inch-perfect passes in behind the defence and measured crosses for his teammates to latch onto.
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