Lionel Messi’s Barcelona teammate Ivan Rakitic labeled the Argentine ace as the best footballer in the history and also avouches about the shyness of Lionel Messi.
The 30-year-old star arguably one of the best players the football world has ever witnessed, till now he has registered five Ballon d’Or awards to his name, and numerous no of trophies with his club Barcelona, in which eight La Liga silverware were there and four Champions league crown.
The Croatian midfielder accolades his club teammate Lionel Messi and says that Lionel Messi has the potential to turn the match around within a moment.
The Croatian international said: "He's the reference. Our game depends a lot on him. He doesn't need to talk to understand, a gesture is enough,"
"He is the best in history, capable of turning the game around in a second. He is shy because he knows that everyone is watching him."
In the year of 2014 Rakitic joined Barcelona from Sevilla, and with the Catalan giants he has won two La Liga crowns and one Champions League trophy with them, and the Croatian international also says Lionel Messi helped him to settle him at Barcelona.
Rakitic voiced: "He was one of the first to support me when I arrived and I was wondering if I needed something,"
"He is a different person from the others."