Messi, Messi

Tuesday, 23 April, 2013


“The overwhelming sensation when you watch Messi is still this: He’s a child. The nerd with the flowerpot hairdo looks like a kid who has won a competition to spend a day with Barcelona. His physique seems to mock all the man monsters and fitness rooms and ‘food supplements’ of modern sport. When Messi receives a ball and doesn’t bother touching it, but just sets off running and lets it trot alongside him, he looks like a boy out with his pet dog.”

The Football Men: Up Close with the Giants of the Modern Game by Simon Kuper.

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  1. Marijke says:

    And also. Messi does tiny little chips when the Keeper sidels for the ball. Not from so far away and not when the keeper is standing.