Luis Suarez has no better words to describe Lionel Messi’s influence on the pitch after the famous No. 10 displayed a superb performance that ensured victory for Barcelona against Real Betis on Saturday.
Image: Lionel Messi and teammates celebrate after scoring against Real Betis.
The Uruguayan called him a “beast”, adding that Messi was like Barca’s foundation in the 6-2 win.
Messi scored twice and assisted Suarez’s second goal, helping La Blaugranas kickstart the 2016/17 season in style. Both South Americans formed a perfect partnership in the game without Neymar who helped Brazil win its first Olympic soccer gold.
“Individually, I prefer the satisfaction of helping the team. That’s paramount,” he said after the game.
“Barca are always the favourites, we’re one of the candidates [for major trophies] with three or four other teams. This match proved that.
“Leo [Messi] has begun [the season] the way he is, a beast. He’s the best player in the world.
“You can only surrender to him and must be able to enjoy a player like him.”