Puyol: Messi the best in history
The three-time Champions League winner tells Goal that the Barcelona No.10 is still improving as his former club close in on a treble
Carles Puyol says Lionel Messi is the best player in football history, and credits him for improving “in every way” as Barcelona close in on a treble.
Barca defeated Manchester United comprehensively in the Champions League quarter-finals with Messi scoring twice in the second leg at Camp Nou on Tuesday.
He is a top scorer in the competition this season with 10 goals and also tops the scoring charts in La Liga, where Barca are virtually assured of a second consecutive title.
The Catalans also face Valencia in the Copa del Rey final at the end of May.
Puyol, the ex-Barca captain who won three Champions League titles, praises Messi as a true leader in Ernesto Valverde’s side.
“He is playing at an incredible level,” Puyol told Goal at the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour Presented by Heineken in Lagos, Nigeria.
“For me, he is the best ever player in the history of the game.
“He has shown that season after season and you can see how his game has evolved, all the things he now does. And you can see he’s improving every year with new attributes he has brought to his game.