Ernesto Valverde believes we should consider ourselves lucky to witness the performance of Barcelona star, Lionel Messi.
The Argentina international is regarded as one of the best and will be considered the greatest once he retires.
Messi got his La Liga account going with a brace in the 3-0 win over Alaves, opening the scoring with a low freekick rolled under the wall.
“Messi is a genius,” Valverde told a news conference.
“We’re lucky to be able to see him every day.
“We’re lucky to be involved in football during the era in which he is playing — we want him to pull a rabbit from the hat every day.
“There’s still room for Messi to surprise us. He always surprises you — he never ceases to amaze me, honestly.
“You have to be ready to expect anything from Messi because he sees what no one else sees.”