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OPINION: 9 Messi's Qualities That Made Him What He Is Today

ARTICLE SOURCE: MY OPINION

Messi's statistics (goals scored and assists) and career accomplishments suggest that he is one of the best players of all time. He accomplishes feats that no one else has; he's like a cheat mode in a video game. His dribbling and control abilities are unrivaled, but his most valuable trait is his unpredictability. He constantly seems to be a step ahead of everyone else, as though his brain functions at a higher level.

People have stated that Messi is a better player for Barcelona than for Argentina or PSG, based on his statistics. However, even if Barcelona's Messi and Argentina's Messi were two distinct players, statistics demonstrate that both are among the greatest footballers of all time. Messi revolutionized the sport of football. When EPL clubs began to play well in Europe, causing people to believe that physical strength was more important than skill, Messi arrived and shattered stereotypes, proving that he (together with his two excellent teammates Xavi and Andres Iniesta) were capable of overcoming these large English teams. To reclaim skill from physicality, EPL managers had to go back to the drawing board and adapt their game to focus on talented players like Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez, Coutinho, Pedro, Hazard, Oscar, and others.

Messi's assets that have helped him become who he is today include the following:

1. Balance

His height of 5ft 7 inches helps him to move laterally at a quick rate, which is why he is so comfortable playing left-back.

2. Composure

When it comes to scoring goals, Messi wastes few chances, but once he enters the penalty area, he will frequently wait for a goalie to commit himself before putting the ball over him and into the net.

3. Control

Messi, like all great players, does not require a single touch to control the ball. Instead, when scoring opportunities present themselves, his first touch frequently doubles.

4. Dribbling

Messi's dribbling ability is what sets him apart from the rest of the world's best players. His ability to outscore multiple defenders in a row makes him a one-of-a-kind player who can be nearly unstoppable at times. Messi's dribbling, on the other hand, is not admirable. Unlike Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been known to slow down during an attack. Once he reaches full speed, Messi is a one-sided player who rarely uses his right foot. His control of the ball with his left leg, on the other hand, is remarkable.

5. Generosity

Messi challenges the notion that attackers must be selfish in order to score goals. He can be guilty of neglecting better-placed teammates on occasion, but he is not motivated by personal glory.

6. Passing

No one can deny that he has died. Messi has the ability to recognize his teammates out of nowhere.

7. Power

He has the ability to make strong runs and shoot from outside the penalty area.

8. Speed

Messi has a good acceleration from the start to the finish of a game. He runs at full speed, at the kind of pace that defenders struggle to keep up with.

9. Awareness

Messi, unlike other natural dribblers, maintains his head up when moving. This provides him with options while also allowing him to watch what is going on around him.

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