Can You Smell What The Hawk Is Cooking?
This argument in the comments though...
... " go touch some grass"
Well said. Henry played with Bergkamp longer & at his peak where they established an almosy telepathic link.
I've only watched Messi in matches where Barca was against Arsenal or involved in the CL Final itself. Whilst admittedly a great player, my favourite player will always be Dennis Bergkamp.
Messi is clever and had pace to beat his opponents. Bergkamp was nothing short of genius!!
He's what I think the Dune Universe Mentats would look like if they played football. Mind running at a million lightyears a minute processing the best pass, angle, shot attempt & all of it was done with silky class.
And, because I'm a tw*t myself when playing, he knew the right moment to stick a foot/elbow in & had that nastiness all great players do. Don't hate me, it's just one great recognizing another