​With the footballing world at his feet, Lionel Messi could be forgiven for not thinking that he needs to learn much more due to his superstar footballing status.

Such is his professionalism and humble nature, however, the 29-year-old still insists he can pick up new things that will help make him a even better player on the pitch.

The Argentina captain has now revealed which footballing star he looks to for inspiration in becoming even greater than he is - and the five-time Ballon d'Or winner chose none other than Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta for the "amazing" way the veteran playmaker performs on the field of play.


He said: "When you're a kid playing on the streets you take on board things that are very useful to you later. You get used to playing with older players and not changing your game because of that; you play your way.

"Andrés and I are similar in that we both use our bodies a lot, to avoid opponents. But he has something that always amazes me.

"There's always a moment when you think you're going to catch him, when you think you're going to get the ball off him, but you can't. He's not especially quick, but he has that ability to always get away from you, which comes from his technique."

High praise indeed from one of the world's current best players!

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