Ivan Rakitic, midfielder of Sevilla and who previously played for Barcelona, commented on Lionel Messi.
“There is one hundred percent football in him. No matter who you are, you just have to watch this guy’s game and enjoy it,” he told FIFA.com.
“He is on a different level from the others. With all due respect to the other great football players, there is only one better guy – Messi, he is number one. Playing 311 matches next to him is a dream that came true. I enjoyed that time.”
“I just want to say: Thank you for everything, Leo, you can’t imagine what the opportunity to play with you meant to me”