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‘Genius’ Lionel Messi is like ‘the Matrix’, says Luis Enrique

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The Barcelona captain is something else

Real Madrid CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Occasionally there are quotes that come out of the footballing world that are a privilege to write about. Sometimes players can be vulnerable or talk about struggles they’re going through or trash talk other players. Other times we have Jose Mourinho being Jose Mourinho.

This week, we get the privilege of former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique talking about his former star player Lionel Messi. Enrique compared Messi to the Matrix in one of the more accurate comparisons in recent memory.

“We’re talking about a genius, we’re talking about the Matrix when the image suddenly slows down and he can do whatever he wants: that’s what Messi does.”

Luis Enrique | Source

If you’re unaware of what the Matrix is, you need to go watch it, but assuming you do know what the Matrix is, watch the below scene and tell me you don’t see Lionel Messi messing with Bayern Munich.

Now watch Messi against Bayern Munich.

The Matrix in footballing form, thank you Luis Enrique.