Former Barcelona player Thierry Henry has revealed the standout moment during his time at the Spanish club that he realised his team-mate Lionel Messi was extraordinary.
The pair spent three years together at Barcelona, but it was one game where Messi managed to control a lofty ball and dodge three defenders that Henry realised there was something special about him.
Henry has however downplays his involvement in the club’s success, instead hailing Messi‘s style of play as ‘not normal’.
The Frenchman said: “The best goal I’ve seen him score was against Malaga at home because that defied logic what he did. “Diagonal ball, he controls it on his chest, runs full speed. First player goes, second player is just behind. He takes another step, that player can clear the ball.
“If he’s got the ball on his left foot here, how do you go back with that same leg and touch the ball in the air, in between the two to make sure that guy doesn’t touch it – and then almost fall but smash it into the top corner. That’s not normal