Nelson Semedo: “Messi didn’t practice free-kicks in training.”

Speaking in an interview with The Telegraph, Wolves and former Barcelona defender spoke about his time at the Catalan club with Lionel Messi.

“Wow. I really don’t have many words that can describe how good he is. You know what makes him even more amazing? I never once saw him take a free-kick in training, in all of the time I was there. I swear he never did! 

“We always used to practice shooting from distance but Messi never took a free-kick. For him, it was just natural.

“They say practice makes perfect – with him it was no practice and it was still perfect!

“An unbelievable player, you can’t explain it to anyone really. The free-kick against Liverpool [in the Champions League semi-final in May 2019], I was standing right behind him.

“In one of my first games in Barcelona, he got the ball and went past three, four and then five players. Subconsciously I was there on the pitch thinking ‘how can this guy do this?’ He makes good players look bad.”

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