Thierry Henry has detailed how Lionel Messi deceives opponents by appearing “less interested” at the start of games.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is known for his incredible ability to drift in and out of games, with the Argentine legend capable of flicking a switch at any time and making a significant impact to proceedings. Few have been able to contain the apparent threat he poses, with former Barcelona teammate Henry believing that an all-time great has returned to his best in 2022-23 at Paris Saint-Germain.
Thierry Henry’s comment
Henry told Prime Video France: “Most defenders get confused because Messi always seems less interested at the start of games and then he changes the pace. I’ve played with him a couple of years and this season, Messi is in frightening form.”
Lionel Messi’ stats this season
After a somewhat quiet debut season at PSG by his standards, Messi has 12 goals and 13 assists in 17 games for the Ligue 1 champions this season.