The Argentinean is widely regarded as the greatest footballer to have set foot on the field, however the below Twitter user does not think so and he goes to larger extents to hand out his justifications.
Here's the 10 point twitter thread that he put out....
Things that Lionel Messi can't do properly, or at least not consistently (Important/helpful aspects of the game only) pic.twitter.com/GRewTGWaMF— HomoRosement Debunker (@AntiLaportismo) 14 August 2019
2. Shine in the air.— HomoRosement Debunker (@AntiLaportismo) 14 August 2019
Scoring headers is a very important characteristic for any attacker. Being able to win a game from the air makes you a very useful player for every single system. Sending a cross to Messi makes no sense the 90% of the time (unless he's unmarked) pic.twitter.com/uT0E8tevm2
4. Long shots.— HomoRosement Debunker (@AntiLaportismo) 14 August 2019
When a team desperately needs a goal, shooting from distance can be the key. Messi doesn't have enough power/accuracy to surprise the goalkeeper. pic.twitter.com/QfFgBx8G31
6. Keep posession.— HomoRosement Debunker (@AntiLaportismo) 14 August 2019
For a good dribbler, take-on when you have to & pass when you have to is very important. When you try to dribble past 4 opponents you'll obviously end up losing the ball. Messi is one of the most dispossessed players from this century. pic.twitter.com/A2tTZvFvSn
8. Clutchness.— HomoRosement Debunker (@AntiLaportismo) 14 August 2019
The big players have to thrive in the biggest stage. To name a few, Messi couldn't perform in four finals with Argentina, has never scored in a game where Barcelona got eliminated and his last CL final goal was in 2011. -20 goals in CL quarters-->final. pic.twitter.com/l5H5jClavz
10. Track back.— HomoRosement Debunker (@AntiLaportismo) 14 August 2019
If a player tracks back/defends in corner kicks, makes a huge impact; when you create zonal superiority, the chances to recover the ball increase. Messi doesn't track back, not even when he loses the posession and the play can end up in a goal. pic.twitter.com/uqqMWURMuM
As expected, almost half of those analysis are based on his games for Argentina. Despite that, one can say that t
The opinions made by this Twitter user are definitely controversial and fans on the thread too have come up with interesting replies to counter the analysis, especially this one fan whose replies on the thread were deemed as pin-point counters to what was said by the one who created the thread.
Here are all those replies:
You mentioned crossing, something Messi almost never does because he's not a winger and also because he always finds a better pass thanks to his insane vision and playmaking abilities.— Youssef (@YoussefCule10) 14 August 2019
...at Barca and always thrived. And then if you think he isn't clutch because you started watching football in 2016 then there's nothing I can do for you.— Youssef (@YoussefCule10) 14 August 2019
U said it all... Thanks— omoh_The_King (@kenedy_omonigho) 15 August 2019