I am happy for the thought of one day telling my future children ‘I played with Messi’
Barcelona defender Lucas Digne has hailed the contribution of Lionel Messi, whose double in last Sunday’s Clasico kept the Camp Nou side in the race to win La Liga.
Messi scored his 500th goal for Barca in a 3-2 win against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, doing so in dramatic circumstances as he fired home in the final seconds of injury time to secure a priceless three points for his side.
“Messi is like that: when you think you have seen it all, he surprises you,” Digne told Goal. “It was a fantastic goal at a fantastic time – it simply could not be any more important than that.
“Messi surprises me every day, and I am happy for the thought of one day telling my future children: ‘I played with Messi’.
“He is from another planet, and it is amazing that he has already scored more than 500 goals for Barcelona – and that’s not talking about all the assists that he has created for other players to score as well. It is truly incredible.”