He’s an alien – De Paul gives verdict on Messi. Lionel Messi, a striker for Paris Saint-Germain, has been referred to as a “alien” by Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodrigo de Paul.
With the Argentina national team, De Paul and Messi are international colleagues.
Last December, the pair assisted Argentina in winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Together, they played in all seven of Argentina’s games as they defeated France in the championship game to win the title.
When asked what he thought of Messi, De Paul responded on El Larguero: “He’s an alien.
“Just when you think he’s going to snap, he pulls it off. He leaves you 1v1 with the goalie when you believe he isn’t looking.