Although Lionel Messi scored just one goal in the late minute of the game against Espanyol that ended 4–1, fans and players of Barcelona were still thrilled and satisfied with his performance on the pitch. Espanyol coach Quique Sanchez Flores is no different as even though his side lost as a result of Leo’s performance, he was still seduced by his display.
“Lionel Messi is the only player in the world that could score a hat-trick in every game that he plays only if he wanted. No matter the circumstance, he changes the game like he’s the only one on the pitch, ” said Quique.
“At the end of the game, I had to go on the field to embrace and congratulate Messi and Iniesta for their wonderful display against my side. I admire their simplicity, it can hardly be seen in our world today,” said the Espanyol coach.