Ivan Rakitic said Lionel Messi is distinctive to different players as he praised the Barcelona whiz following his hypnotizing show against Tottenham in the Champions League.
Messi was getting it done, the five-time Ballon d’Or champ scoring twice to lead Barca to a 4-2 triumph over Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday.
In the wake of being associated with Barca’s opener inside only 92 seconds, Messi proceeded to take his Champions League count to 64 objectives in 65 appearances in the gathering stage.
Messi was scorned for FIFA’s The Best honor – the 31-year-old not on the last three-man waitlist as Real Madrid’s Luka Modric asserted the respect.
Regardless of being global colleagues with Croatia chief Modric, Rakitic clarified who he rates as the best footballer.
With all regard to different players, who have won it [Ballon d’Or], we know there is a player who is diverse to the others, and that is Leo Messi,” Rakitic said post-amusement.
“Once in a while there are conditions like Luka Modric completing an extraordinary season and possibly individuals need to change a bit.
“However, with all regard, Luka and the others know there is a player who is diverse to the others, and that is Leo Messi.”
Messi has made a solid begin to the season with 10 objectives in all rivalries, incorporating five in LaLiga and the same number of in the Champions League.