Former Roma captain Daniele De Rossi praised Lionel Messi in a chat with ‘La Nación’. The Italian’s words surprised many fans:
“How can you say Messi lacks passion, he has bigger b*lls than everyone else. There are people who have the courage to say Messi lacks passion behind a computer and then don’t even have the guts to ask his wife for the TV remote to change the channel.”, said De Rossi.
The former Italian player explained that International success is not the determining factor about who is the best player, and gave an example of himself to make his point.
“He lost two Copa America finals on penalties, and I’m a world champion on penalties. Look, he’s a cold-blooded man in Argentina and I’m a hero along with my team-mates for winning the 2006 World Cup. And what’s the difference? Five centimeters. I would like to remind you that he carries the whole team on his back.”
De Rossi also told his thoughts on the everlasting Cristiano – Messi debate:
“There’s nothing more to explain in football terms, no more words. There are others who are very good, like Ronaldo, who can be compared in terms of numbers, goals, and trophies, but then there is a question of pleasure, and I like to see Messi.”
Barcelona legend says Messi is essential for the young Barcelona generation
Following what will forever remain an unforgettable might for the youngster, Ilaix Moriba scored his first goal for Barcelona. It was a sensational strike, as the young Spanish midfielder faked a shot one way, only for him to cooly dispatch it the other way.
Yesterday night, Barça legend Luis Suárez Miramontes had this to say both in regards to the club’s youth, as well as club veteran Lionel Messi: “For this group of young people it is essential that there is someone like Messi with personality and charisma so that they grow as they should. That is why it is necessary to maintain it.“ (via Carrusel)
Per earlier reports, the Barça captain has stayed true to this. He reportedly takes “special care” of Ilaix Moriba in particular so that the 18-year old doesn’t “deviate from the path of becoming an important player in the team.” This is one of Barcelona’s most talented squads in recent memory, full to the brim and overflowing with youth and exuberance, with all these players looking up to the Argentine.
The 85-year old is a Barcelona legend having played in Barça’s iconic colours from 1955 to 1961. He is widely regarded as one of Spain’s next footballers of all time, and a testament to this is the fact that he is still the only player from the country to ever win a Ballon D’or.
He has been heavily critical of the squad at times this season, owing to the fact that “they [Barca players] make the worst individual and team mistakes.” At least this time he has something to smile about.