Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman praised striker Lionel Messi, who scored a hat trick and added an assist in the 27th round of La Liga against Huesca yesterday (4:1).

“Messi has proven that he is the best. The first goal was spectacular. He is deserving of the important function he is given in this group.

It’s difficult to add anything else. Messi has been displaying this standard for several years and in many matches. This is the most famous figure in Barca’s history. We are fortunate that he is still alive “According to Koeman.

The Argentine played his 767th game for Barcelona yesterday, equaling Xavi’s record of most appearances for the club.

The 33-year-old has made 25 appearances in La Liga this season, scoring 21 goals and assisting on seven occasions. Its complete statistics are available here.


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