Barcelona, Nov 27 (IANS) FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi’s generosity and teamwork is what separates him from his rivals as the best footballer in the world, the head coach of the Spanish side Luis Enrique said on Friday.
Messi was the key reason why the Spanish side claimed an incredible European title and domestic treble last season.
Enrique believes it is the Argentine skipper’s devotion to winning with the team instead of on his own which makes him such a devastating player.
“This generosity makes Messi even bigger. He is less interested in winning individual awards because he prefers collective ones,” Enrique was quoted as saying by goal.com.
“Players become stronger when they win titles. I think Messi’s is a fantastic attitude and should be the mentality that all top players in the world should adopt,” the coach said.
Messi, who was suffering from a knee injury for last two months returned to the side in Barcelona’s 4-0 humiliation of Real Madrid in La Liga last Saturday.
His presence on the pitch from the start against AS Roma in the European Champions League match on Tuesday also saw him score a brace with impunity in 6-1 drubbing of the Italian club.