Ernesto Valverde has heaped praise on Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi, after he scored four goals in the 6-1 thrashing of Eibar.
The Barcelona forward opened the scoring in the first half, then added a hat trick after the break. Denis Suarez and Paulinho were also on the score sheet.
Messi now has nine goals for Barcelona in the La Liga this season, six more than the next guy.
Valverde sung Messi’s praises once more after watching Barca go five points clear at the top.
“He is the most intelligent player that I have ever seen on a football pitch,” he told a news conference.
“You don’t know how, but he just appears. He’s extraordinary. There are no words.”