David Villa, former Barcelona player, has expressed his opinion about Messi’s position on the field.
He believes that Messi will be excellent in any position on the pitch – even if he’s a goalkeeper. There is no one single position that the Argentinian star is best suited for – he is good at all.
Villa further recalls about the time when he first came to Barcelona and was playing next to Messi – and what people told him about Messi.
“I don’t know who said this but they said ‘Messi is Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi – and even Sergio Busquets if you want’,” Villa said.
“When I heard it, I thought, ‘That’s my thought as well’. If you ask me what’s his best position, I don’t know.
“He’s not a number nine but the top scorer. He’s not a number 10 but he’s the top assist provider. He’s not a tall guy but he scores headers – he’s good at everything.
“We were thinking sometimes he’s not shooting well with the right foot, then he scores amazing goals with the right foot. I think that he played as a keeper one time and he did well.
“That’s the reality of Messi. Everyone knows he’s a quiet guy. He’s very normal in the dressing room and on the field.”