The France international shared the locker room with Lionel Messi during the two years he spent at Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona.
France international footballer Lucas Digne played for Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona from 2016 to 2018.
He was then transferred to Everton in the English Premier League.
But even if he only played 46 matches for the Blaugrana, he was still able to share the locker room and the training grounds with one of football’s greatest players: Lionel Messi.
“When you train against the best player in the world you learn a lot because you are playing against the best,” Digne was quoted by The Express.
“You need to move fast, do everything fast and better, you can’t miss something because if you do it’s a goal even if it’s only training.”
“It’s really good if you’re a left back or a defender to play against this type of player,” he continued.
“He is playing on another planet. He sees everything before everyone else, he does everything fast, every time he makes a good decision, he’s the best.”
Digne added: “He’s a good guy, too. He spoke to me when I arrived at Barcelona, he spoke with a lot of players.”
former Liverpool ace Danny Murphy was also quoted by The Express on what he thinks Digne is bringing to the English Premier League club.
“Lucas Digne, I have seen him for a long, long time,” he said.
“I remember going back to the France under-21’s. Technically, he has always been exceptional.”
“You don’t go to Barcelona unless you’re a very good player. But again, he is now starting to fit in as Everton move forward,” he concluded.