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Lionel Messi is a football alien, says Malcom

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The Brazilian says the GOAT is an inspiration

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Malcom has been talking about Lionel Messi and has explained why he thinks he’s a “football alien.”

The Brazilian has been inspired by his captain at the Camp Nou and also talked about how much of a motivating factor he is at Barcelona.

“A few minutes before starting the match, in the tunnel, he told me that when he gets the ball he will find me,” he said. “And he does because he’s a football alien.

“He’s someone who always wants the best for the group. This is why he’s the captain and someone who can inspire players to give their best because, coming from someone has five Ballon d’Or awards, you end up doing well and you’re motivated to do it.”

Source | ESPN

Malcom will get to spend plenty of time with Messi over the international break. The duo are part of a host of players, including Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Nelson Semedo and Clement Lenglet who are not on international duty.