Latest Barcelona arrival Ousmane Dembélé has praised the Argentine.
The 20-year-old Frenchman labelled his new teammate at Camp Nou as ‘the greatest player in history’, insisting he is simply on another level.
Ousmane Dembélé completed a €105 million move from Borussia Dortmund this summer following weeks of speculations and rumours. The youngster intentionally skipped a training session amid Barca rumours, which resulted in him being indefinitely suspended and fined from the BVB squad. Yet, he completed his ‘dream move’ to Spain, and he is now ready to take on the new challenge.
“I remember two games especially,” Dembélé told Sport. “One against Chelsea, when Iniesta scored the goal to qualify for the Champions League final. When I see Andres now I remember it. I can’t wait to tell him.
“And the other was a Champions League game against Arsenal. Barcelona had not done great in the first leg but in the second leg they produced a brilliant performance, with four goals from Messi.
“That’s when I realised Messi’s not from this world. It was incredible.
“I had a poster of Iniesta. He seemed like a different player to me: elegant, special… a genius. I watched all the Barcelona games to see how they played and the geniuses, Iniesta and Messi. After, I tried to imitate them but it was difficult.
“They do things that no one does. Messi always plays at a sublime level. He’s the best player in history!”