Even other sportsmen think he is great. Tennis star Victoria Azarenka has hailed the amazing Messi and insists he plays like he is in a video game.
Though Messi is yet to score for Barcelona, he netted twice against Bolivia in Argentina’s 7-0 mauling of the friendly.
The belarusian tennis star hailed his abilities as unthinkable and claims she watches Messi in her free time.
“Seeing Messi play is like watching a video game,” she told reporters. “It’s really something exciting.
“I couldn’t watch the game against Bolivia because of the time difference and because I’m a little busy these days, but I will look for him because he’s just amazing.
“What Messi does on a football field is simply unthinkable. I had the pleasure of seeing him at the stadium once in Barcelona and, for me, he is amazing.
“The way he walks from side to side, and once he sees an opportunity, he simply creates magic.”
And she joked: “Footballers play with their feet. I wouldn’t say that I am as good with my hands as he is with his feet, but I’m trying.”