30 Quotes about Messi from Players and Coaches

I have collected 30 quotes about Messi to express how football (soccer) players and coaches evaluate his skills. If you are a fan of football, then there is no doubt that you heard about Lionel Messi over and over. It is because he makes magic in the football field quite often. He has several million fans not only in his native country Argentina but also in every corner of the world. Yes, he deserves the praises of his fans because of his professional football records. 

As a Spanish professional football coach, Pep Guardiola, once said: “The numbers speak for themselves”. Many professional football players, coaches, and millions of fans describe him as “a genius of football”. Now, let me share with you how others feel about Messi through the following quotes:


  • “Don’t write about him, don’t try to describe him. Watch him”- Pep Guardiola, Spanish professional football coach, and former player.


  • “Someday I will explain that I was at the birth of one of the footballing greats: Leo Messi”- Ronaldinho, a former player of the Brazilian national football team.


  • “The only regret is not playing more seasons with Lionel Messi. He is my good friend. I could see even at a young age he was going to be the best”- Ronaldinho.


  • “I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi”- Diego Maradona retired football player and the manager of a football team.


  • “Messi or Ronaldo best player in the world? In the world, I would say Ronaldo. Messi is from another planet”- Arda Turan, Turkish professional footballer


  • “Leo simply goes one way with his body and another with the ball. You have to either guess right or foul him” – Gerard Pique, Spanish professional football player


  • “I think about the great players with whom I have shared a pitch: Eric Cantona, Zinedine Zidane, Pirlo, Xavi, Cristiano Ronaldo- and the greatest of them all is Messi”- Paul Scholes, former English football player.


  • “Leo’s goals are works of art”- Frank Rijkaard, Dutch former footballer


  • Hristo Stoichkov, Dutch former footballer, about Messi: “Once they said they can only stop be with a pistol but today you need a machine gun to stop Messi”


  • Giorgio Chiellini, Italian football player, about Messi: “How do you mark Christiano Ronaldo? You try not to leave him alone, don’t let him shoot on his right foot. And Lionel Messi? Just make the sign of the cross”


  • Diego Simeone on Messi: “Messi alone is more dangerous than Ronaldo, Bale, and Benzema put together”


  • John Terry on Messi: “For me, Lionel Messi is quite clearly the best player ever. It is a pleasure to put myself against him and when I finish my career, it is something I can look back on and know I’ve tested myself against the very best”


  • Novak Djokovic on Messi: “Messi is the best player on the planet and he keeps on improving at Barça, now the best team in the world. What Messi does on and off the pitch is an inspiration for children who dream of becoming a footballer.”


  • Zlatan Ibrahimović quotes about Mess: “Messi does not need his right foot. He only uses the left and he is still the best in the world. Imagine if he also used his right foot, then we would have serious problems”, “I think Messi is one of a kind. I don’t know if we will see another player do the things that he does because he has his style and to become that player, I don’t think it’s possible,”


  • Jose Mourinho on Messi: “For me, the top three players in history are Messi, Pele, and Maradona”


  • Yaya Toure on Messi: “Messi is the best player in the history of football, there is no doubt about that”


  • Ryan Giggs about Messi: “Messi is probably the best player of the last 20 years”


  • Ander Herrera about Messi: “I’m not sure Messi is a human”


  • “Who’s better, Messi or Zlatan? – After what Leo has done in recent years there is no debate”- Zlatan Ibrahimović


  • Luis Enrique’s quote about Messi: “Messi is the best player in the world and the best in history. I respect the opinion of everyone and that is mine”


  • Sister Lucia Caram about Messi: “I am not saying Messi is God, but he’s a reflection of God’s perfection. But Ronaldo… I think he plays very good football, but there is not the harmony in him”


  • Johan Cruyff’s quote about Messi: “Messi will be the player to win the most Ballons d’Or in history. He will win five, six, seven. He is incomparable.”


  • Christian Ronaldo quotes about Messi: “He is a great player. He can dribble past many players. It is not all easy to score 5 goals in a match… I don’t know I can but I hope someday maybe…”, “He is an inspiration, competition with him makes me stronger. He once scored 5 goals in a match, that is almost impossible to do”


  • Michel Platini on Messi: “Messi is the great player of this generation like there were great players in other generations.”


  • Paolo Maldini about Messi: “When I see Messi play, in my opinion, he should win the Ballon d’Or every year. He is an unbelievable player”


  • Bernd Schuster about Messi: “Messi not scoring? Great players aren’t only great because of goals. If they don’t


  • Sandro Rosell’s quote about Messi: “Barca will never have a player like Messi again. Messi’s greatness is present on and off the field of play”


  • Jurgen Klopp’s quote about Messi: “Messi is the best. There must be life out there somewhere, on some other planet. Because he is too good and we are just too bad for him”


  • Carlos Tevez about Messi: “He who doesn’t like Messi knows nothing about football. I don’t know what is going on their heads”


  • Charles Puyol’s quote about Messi: “Leo Messi is a spectacular player, there is nobody else like him. I should not because I have suffered so much in training. I think he is the best forward at the moment and I think he will be so for many more years. He has his feet on the ground”


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