Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran has been talking about Lionel Messi and just what makes the Barcelona star so special.
The 33-year-old was talking to Cadena Ser’s El Larguero programme and explained the Barcelona captain doesn’t complain when he’s kicked, unlike other star players.
“For me, Messi is the best, I’ve always said it,” he said.
“He and Cristiano have marked differences, but Leo has always had a little more. I respect him very much.
“On the field you can kick him, he doesn’t complain much. Neymar, on the other hand, is the opposite of Messi.”
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Messi will face Juanfran’s Atletico Madrid straight after the international break. Diego Simeone’s side are just a point behind Barca in the table, and their only La Liga loss came at Celta Vigo in September.