Why Messi is the best player I have seen – Guardiola

Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, has said that Lionel Messi is the best footballer he has even observed play.

Guardiola expressed this while talking at a philanthropy occasion in Belfast facilitated by golfer Rory McIlroy on Wednesday.

The Spaniard who worked with Messi amid his four-year spell at Barcelona between 2008 and 2012, likewise advised a 2,000-in number group of onlookers to appreciate viewing the Argentina captain before he retires.

"Why is he the best footballer I have ever observed? At the point when the person from above observed him, he simply put a tick by everything.

"He's not just got the capacity to see everything on a pitch, he scores three goals every match. He doesn't state much however he gets the message across to the manager, his teammates and the spectators that he's there.

"Realizing that they relax, they realize that sooner or later he will make a dribble and score or make an assist. He's a definitive rival, there's nothing he enjoys more than cup finals or playing Real Madrid.

“If I have one piece of advice, it is that when Barcelona are playing, make sure you switch on the television. Because when he is finished playing, it is going to feel like a desert,” Guardiola said.

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