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A mesmerizing video of 22-year-old Lionel Messi strutting his stuff has ended the argument Kylian Mbappe is already better at that age
Video Of 22-Year-Old Lionel Messi Proves He is on another level as compared to the French and PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe.
You can’t compare them with each other because of Messi on another level at a very young age (22 years).
It has seen many crown him the heir to Messi’s throne, with some even claiming he’s a better ‘clutch player’ than Messi ever was at 22.
But @Messi_Worldwide has shut all that talk down with highlights of the Barcelona superstar’s showing against Arsenal in 2010.
Messi at 22 was already the best player in the World.
Souness already dubbed him the Greatest he’s seen
A league of his own. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/p6FgpEkf5M
— Messi Worldwide (@Messi_Worldwide) April 8, 2021
Barcelona welcomed the Arsenal to the Camp Nou for a Champions League quarter-final second leg clash with 2-2 on aggregate.
The away side went ahead, thanks to Nicklas Bendtner before Messi rose to the occasion.
He scored four times to stun Arsenal’s defense, and the pick of the bunch was a lovely lob to complete his first-half hat-trick. Yes, first-half hat-trick.
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At full-time, Souness waxed lyrical, even dubbing Messi the best player he’s ever seen at such a young age.
He began: “I think this is one of those nights you say ‘I was there that night.’ I thought Barcelona was outstanding, and Messi, he is by far the best in the world.”
Gullit then chimed in: “Messi is not of this planet at the moment!”
When asked how to stop the Argentine, Souness replied: “You can’t stop him! Look at a lot of the goals he gets; he takes on defenders who have three or four stones on him.
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“He’s one of those dogs that when you push them down, they just jump back up. You can’t knock him over in the final third. He just rides the challenges; he’s phenomenal.
“He’s as good as anyone I’ve ever seen.”
Mbappe had managed to outshine Messi when it mattered this season – scoring a hat-trick against Barcelona back in February.
But he still has a ways to go before being mentioned in the GOAT debate alongside Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.