The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has made it a habit to do just that over the years. With a marvellous return of 663 efforts for Barca seeing countless records crumbling around all the time excellent.
According to Caballero, Messi goes out to assassinate the goalkeepers
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi “goes out to kill the goalkeepers” when he takes to the field, says Willy Caballero. The latter confesses that his fellow Argentine is forever on a “mission” to find the target. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has made it a habit to do just that over the years. With a marvellous return of 663 efforts for Barca seeing countless records crumbling around all the time excellent. Chelsea goalkeeper Caballero has lined up against and beside Messi over the years and can judge what makes the mercurial 33-year-old so unique. Caballero, who was part of Argentina national squads throughout his career and ended up in LaLiga, said: “Facing Messi, I had to suffer. He goes out to kill the goalkeepers. “Goalkeepers, defenders – he is going to kill them. And to kill means to score as many goals as possible.”
The Argentine is on a mission to hit you with goals
“Messi doesn’t care if you know him if you’re Argentine or a friend. He’ll talk to you, greet you and everything else. But in these 90 minutes, he is on a mission to bomb you with goals”. The legendary forward has scored 467 LaLiga goals in his career in 511 appearances, placing him at the top of Spain’s all-time list. The South American has found the target 120 times in the Champions League, with only eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of him on this list. He scored 54 goals in the Copa del Rey, promising more to come there. And he hit the back of the target 71 times in 142 trips for Argentina.
In what has been a testing campaign for Barcelona, their fantastic captain maintained a stunning standard. He leads the Pichichi Trophy race with 23 goals to his name, with 29 efforts recorded in total alongside 11 assists. Questions continue to be asked about his future at Camp Nou as a lucrative contract ends towards the free agency. But new terms are being discussed, and an extensive career call will be made as the 2020-21 season comes to a close.