That’s in accordance to Barcelona workforce-mate Jordi Alba, who scored the outlet function in final night time’s three-zero win over Girona.
Messi has made a rapid get started to the brand new La Liga season, scoring 9 objectives in his opening 5 league video games however used to be not able to get on the scoresheet in opposition to Girona.
And his performances were necessary to Barcelona’s spectacular get started to the season and are the one facet within the Spanish best flight but to drop some degree.
While Messi used to be moderately quiet in final night time’s recreation, Alba heaped reward on the Argentina global for his skill to paintings in small areas.
“It doesn’t matter whether you put one or two men on him, with the quality he has, he can leave anyone behind,” Alba mentioned.
“If we discuss Leo, it’s transparent that in the end, he’s very tough to forestall. Valverde? He’s managing the squad rather well.
“Practically all people are enjoying, some extra and a few much less, however that’s commonplace. The fact is that we’re responding rather well [to his methods].”
And Ernesto Valverde echoed Alba’s feedback whilst additionally revealing that Messi consulted with him all through the fit to work out a plan to wriggle freed from his marker.
“It can happen, but it’s also true that this makes for moments when he can drag his marker out of position and take advantage,” Valverde mentioned.
“Messi came to me in the 10th minute to ask how I wanted him to deal with his marker. Messi did well, he was calm and helped the team.”