Lahm most consistent player around: Messi
FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has said he believes German champions Bayern Munich’s veteran defender Philipp Lahm is the most consistent player in world football.
The Argentine has scored 58 goals this season and has spearheaded his team’s quest for a treble-trophy winning season. Barcelona have already bagged the La Liga and the Copa Del Ray trophies and will face Italian champions Juventus in the Champions League final at Berlin on Saturday. Experts have tipped Barcelona as the overwhelming favourites with Messi favoured to play a stellar role during the match.
Messi and Lahm have been involved in some memorable duels in the past and the 27-year-old was effusive in his praise for the German. Messi struck twice in the first leg against Lahm’s Bayern Munich side in the Champions League semi-final.
“Philipp Lahm is just the most consistent player you’ll ever see,” he was quoted as saying by squawka.com on Saturday. Lahm retired from the national side following Germany’s success in the World Cup in 2014.