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Martin Braithwaite: If football were a religion, Messi might be God

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The striker is loving playing with the GOAT

FC Barcelona v Eibar - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

New Barcelona signing Martin Braithwaite has been talking about captain Lionel Messi and has made his admiration for the Argentinian clear.

Braithwaite laid on a goal for Messi in the weekend’s big win over Eibar and joked afterwards he wouldn’t wash his shirt after receiving a hug from his team-mate.

The Denmark international has now given an interview to the club’s official website where he offered more insight into life as Messi’s team-mate.

“Nobody can do things he does. If football were a religion, Messi might be God,” he said.

”He controls the match. He is an extraordinary player.”

Source | FC Barcelona

Braithwaite was ineligible for Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Napoli but will be hoping for more game time at the weekend against Real Madrid.