Barcelona captain Lionel Messi showed Spain that not only he is the best player on the pitch, but also off the pitch with this reply.
Lionel Messi has worried many defenses in the La Liga. He has broken and created ample records in Spain. The Argentine is Barca’s most efficient substitute. He came out of the bench to score 34 goals saving his side from misery.
The Barcelona number 10 has scored against the most number of opponents he faced in the Spanish top tier. He has scored against 37 different clubs in his career. Sevilla is his favorite victim as he netted 37 times against them.
Messi also has the most number of goals from freekicks along with the most hattricks. He surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo with his 35th La Liga hat-trick in 2019. Leo not only has the most goals but also the most assists in La Liga. He has racked up 438 goals as well as 181 assists in the Spanish top flight.
La Pulga is also Argentina’s all-time top scorer with 68 goals. Also, his six Balon Dor trophies show his dominance in the football world. He also has the most number of goals in the greatest duel in the world, El Clasico. Messi has led Barcelona to win La Liga for quite many years now. He has also dealt with many rough defenses during his time in Spain.
Messi with his extensive dribbling rate and ball control is usually brought down if not stopped. Also, he has some opponents undermining him with the verbal talks. One of those is former Villareal and Espanyol defender Alvaro Gonzalez. In a recent interview with RMC, he opened about an altercation that took place between Messi and him. Leo’s reply stunned him.
Leo shocked Alvarez with his befitting comeback
Alvaro Gonzalez is currently playing for Ligue 1 Olympique Marseille. He is on loan from Villareal. In the interview, Gonzalez talked about his view over French football and his famous exchange with Lionel Messi.
He recalled his banters with Messi where he got a comeback from the World’s best. Gonzalez tells the story as an anecdote. Barcelona and Espanyol faced each other three consecutive times and had intense encounters.
In such a derby, Gonzalez once commented on Messi’s height. He said the Argentine he’s really small. Messi looked back at the defender to reply to his ridicule. The Barcelona talisman nailed with his reply saying that Alvaro is really bad at football.
These words from Lionel Messi took Alvaro by surprise and responded in an affirmative tone. He said,” Yes we both are right.” At this, both Messi and Gonzalez laughed together. This story also brought about many chuckles from around Spain.
Alvaro Gonzalez also talked about how he feels about the French league. He feels the fans are quite passionate in France but he will return to Spain. The Ligue 1 ended with PSG crowned as champions and the new season will begin from 22nd August.