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'Messi Was The Most Incredible Player'

'Lionel Messi Was The Most Incredible Player'

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by SL International

Aug 13, 2019 05:45 PM

Tags: Frank Lampard Lionel Messi

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been described as the "most incredible player" by one of the biggest names in football.

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On Wednesday, reigning Uefa Europa League champions Chelsea will take on Uefa Champions League holders Liverpool in the first-ever all-English Uefa Super Cup.

Blues manager Frank Lampard spoke to Uefa.com ahead of the clash, and reserved special praise for Messi and two of the Argentine forward's former Barca teammates.

Lampard, a former Chelsea star, was asked a number of questions relating to his playing career with the London club, and revealed who the best players he ever faced were.

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"Can I give you two answers? It'll actually be three," Lampard told Uefa.com.

"The first one is (Lionel) Messi because he was the most incredible player – it was like you were playing against someone who's not on the same level as all of us. 

"The two players I always remember having the hardest time against were Xavi and (Andres) Iniesta at Barcelona. 

"They just played football around you, and you didn't get near them. It was football that wasn't normal to me; it was different from anything else I came up against."

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The 41-year-old will take charge of his first European match as manager of Chelsea on Wednesday, and will be hoping to guide his club to a first-ever Super Cup title.

Do you agree with Lampard's view on Messi? Let us have your thoughts by commenting below.

 

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MR E
Aug 19, 2019 05:53 PM

Messi will remain the best in the world.

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Gift197@gmail.com
Aug 14, 2019 09:25 AM

@phathu-tshedzo0 Lampard played against Messi and he confirm that his the best, even Luiz Ronaldo and Ronaldinho said the same thing Messi is the best.

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The (Goat) ever!!!
Aug 14, 2019 07:11 AM

Messi is the God of football end of discussion

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