Happy Birthday To The Baba Yaga Of Football
Before we wish Leo a happy birthday, we should first of all, thank the chief host of the occasion (GOD), the hosts (Jorge and Maria Messi), and the associates (Newell’s Old Boys, Barcelona) for featuring in the making of our Football DemiGod.
Lionel Messi is 33 today, and for me, i’m happy and sad at the same time, and that is because very soon he gonna retire and i will not get to see him play football every week. I wish you could grow younger because the football world will suffer after your retirement. He has wowed us on a daily basis that we have completely lost superlatives to describe him.
Currently he has a very beautiful teammate at home (Antonela) and have scored an amazing hat-trick ( Thiago, Matteo, and Ciro ) as usual. In the Pitch he has faced 860 opponents and have scored 629 times, and assisted his teammates 312 times. He also has six Ballon d’Ors, six best Fifa Men’s player awards, four champions leagues, ten La Liga titles, and six golden shoes amongst over 200 records & titles, and the greatest footballer ever isn’t done yet.
Pep Guardiola once said in an interview, “Don’t write about him, don’t try to describe him. Just watch him”. And that is what we should be doing at all times. Leo is a conjurer, a superman, and a joker (his opponents love him). I call him the master of all masters, a mix of the real and the virtual.
Some People criticize him saying he has no world cup trophy and that he is not great, and i ask myself, with Argentina he has won the U21-World cup, an Olympics Gold Medal, Top Goalscorer $ Assists and how in the world did a makeshift Argentinian team manage to reach to two Copa finals and one world cup final if not for that same Messi, or should we now blame him for the famous Higuian missed chances or for missing a penalty kick? Yes he is a Demigod but not a God, and the ‘Demi’ there means he is human too and the sports is not an individual sports like Boxing, Lawn Tennis, Golf, Or wrestling. It’s a 22-man Game, and he is just one man out of the 22 men.
Also some people argue that he should prove himself in another league, and when i hear that i ask myself again, should he leave a mighty club like Barcelona where he is adored and paid very well (the highest paid player in the world ) and go where?
In life, when you’re leaving a place, you should aim for a better place, and in my opinion the clubs that are at the same level with Barcelona or above them in the world right now are Real Madrid, Man City, and Juventus. The rest i think are a level below Barcelona, so lets do the maths.
He is definitely not going to Madrid, and he also can’t go to Juventus because there is another captain there, and two captains can’t be in one ship. As for Man City, he can go there but i don’t think he will because Staying firm in your friendship or support for someone or something is one of the factory settings of a DemiGod.
Also when you look at Messi’s record against the top six premiership clubs (Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Tottenham ), he has scored 26 Times and assisted 6 in 34 appearances, and he only meets them in the champion league so what makes you think he will not dominate that league? He has set the standard so high even for himself that we criticize him when he maybe goes two matches without scoring, forgetting that this Messi is 33 years old not 19.
His only problem is that he is just too good. He is the Baba Yaga of football. Just like John Wick, Messi is a Man of Focus, a Man of Commitment, and a Man of Great Dribbling, My advice to all of you hating on this little magician is to ‘STOP HATING’ and enjoy him everytime he steps on the pitch because believe me, in the next 5-7 years you will wish to watch him play but all you will get by then will be his old football clips on YouTube.
Before we conclude, we will like to wish Leo a very warm and beautiful birthday. Your days will be like that of Methuselah, your wife and kids will give you peace in this life, your 100th generation will never lack anything in life, and you will always be known as the God of Football in this life and in the afterlife.
Happy birthday La Pulga. You are one of a kind Leo. Thank you for everything.
Enjoy The Top 20 Best Quotes on Lionel Messi
Johan Cruyff: “For the world of football, Messi is a treasure because he is a role model for children around the world… Messi will be the player to win the most Ballons d’Or in history. He will win five, six, seven. He is incomparable. He’s in a different league.”
Pep Guardiola: “He is the best player I have ever seen. The best thing about him is not what he does but how simple he makes everything look.He is not just the best player because he can dribble past three or four players, it is because he does it better than anyone in the world.”
Romario: “Newton and Einstein had a certain level of autism – I hope that, like them, Messi surpasses himself every day and continues to give us his beautiful brand of football.”
Fabio Capello: “In my entire life I have never seen a player of such quality and personality at such a young age, particularly wearing the ‘heavy’ shirt of one of the world’s great clubs… Before a game, you can plan for everything. But Messi can produce a move that no-one expects and change the game in an instant.”
John Terry: “Lionel Messi is quite clearly the best player ever. It’s a pleasure to pit myself against him and when I finish my career it’s something I can look back on and know I’ve tested myself against the very best.”
Luis Enrique: “Messi is Matrix. He’s able to stop the time and do whatever he wants. Apart from him, I have never seen anyone doing that. He is the best I’ve ever seen.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: “Messi does not need his right foot. He only uses the left and he’s still the best in the world. Imagine if he also used his right foot, Then we would have serious problems.”
Zinedine Zidane: “He is always going forwards. He never passes the ball backwards or sideways. He has only one idea, to run towards the goal. So as a football fan, just enjoy the show.”
Kobe Bryant: “I wear the number 10 Jersey for the US National Team in honour of the Greatest athlete I have ever seen: Messi.”
Luis Figo: “For me, to watch Messi play is a pleasure – it’s like having an orgasm – it’s an incredible pleasure.”
Ray Hudson: “They tell me that all men are equal in God’s eyes, this player makes you seriously think about those words.”
Gary Neville: “The only time when I have ever watched a performance where I have been genuinely mesmerised by a player was Messi for the 20 minutes before half-time in the Nou Camp against Manchester City.”
Victoria Azarenka: “Seeing Messi play is like watching a video game… What Messi does on a football field is simply unthinkable… The way he walks from side to side, and once he sees an opportunity, he simply creates magic.”
Raul (Real Madrid legend): “The other day I saw one of his games. He was running with the ball at a hundred per cent full speed, I don’t know how many touches he took, maybe five or six, but the ball was glued to his foot. It’s practically impossible.”
Gianluigi Buffon (after touching Messi’s head): “I just wanted to make sure that he’s a human being like us.”
Hristo Stoichkov: “Once they said they can only stop me with a pistol. Today you need a machine gun to stop Messi.”
Franck Ribery: “Messi is class. There is him, and then there is the rest. What he does is extraordinary.”
Neymar: “It’s impossible to beat him. He is the best and I am always at his side to learn from him.”
Jürgen Klopp: “Messi is the best. There must be life out there somewhere, on some other planet. Because he is too good and we are just too bad for him.”
Antonín Panenka (on Messi’s ‘Panenka’ penalty): “The execution was the best I’ve ever seen – not too powerful, central, good elevation… Technically the goal was impressive. It is a further demonstration of (Messi’s) quality.”