Lionel Messi admits admiration for this Real Madrid legend

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Lionel Messi is seen as Barcelona’s greatest ever player, and the Barca legend has admitted his admiration for a Real Madrid legend.

Messi has admitted that he used to admire Madrid icon Zinedine Zidane during his playing days.

In a candid conversation between the two football legends, Messi said: “I am not saying this because he is here, but..Zidane is one of the greatest players in history, and I have always admired and loved him.

“I used to follow him a lot in Madrid and I also suffered from him a lot because I am from Barcelona.

“Zidane is elegance, art, magic and everything. I have many memories of him, including his goal against Leverkusen in the Champions League final, his goals against Brazil in the World Cup final, the iconic spinning move he used to do.”