Lionel Messi is simply too awesome to be human and FIFA ought to investigate where he comes from, believing the Barcelona forward is so good he ought to be banned until the point that it can be proved he is human, Iran manager Carlos Queiroz joked.
The 30-year old five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been in an astounding form yet again this season amid Barcelona’s chase for a second treble in four seasons.
Messi likewise scored a hattrick in La Albiceleste‘s final World Cup qualifier over Ecuador, fixing a 3-1 triumph that secured their place at the finals in Russia this year.
Carlos Queiroz’s team came close to secure a famous 0-0 draw with Alejandro Sabella’s led Argentina side at the last World Cup in Brazil, only for Messi to score inflict an injury-time pain on the Iranians in Belo Horizonte.
The 64-year-old coach believes that moment underlined the genius of the diminutive forward.
In an interview with FIFA.com Querioz speak about the player’s ability
“I’ve always said that Messi is an extraordinary player,”He’s out of this world. If he were human, he wouldn’t have had that magical moment in that match.
“I don’t usually like losing, but I didn’t come away from that defeat with a negative feeling. It’s when something magical like that happens that you know that football is alive and kicking, and that’s why it’s one of the best sports in the world to watch.
“And it’s even more of a special moment when it comes from a player who shouldn’t be allowed to play by FIFA until it’s proven that he’s actually human!”
Iran boss faces another overwhelming prospect at upcoming World Cup in Russia, with Iran drawn in an indistinguishable group with Spain, European champions Portugal and in-form African side Morocco.
The former Real Madrid and Portugal boss is expecting another memorable event when his side meets Cristiano Ronaldo.
It’s going to be special, as it always is when you take on great players. In this case, it’s the best player in the world,”
“But when the match starts there are just two teams who are trying to win. Football will decide who wins the day and who was better on the field of play.
“The memories stay with you, of course they do, especially in shared projects, like we had at Manchester and the Portuguese national team. That was a long time ago, though.
“Times have changed and now I’ve got other Ronaldos with me. They’re important players… the likes of [Alireza] Jahanbakhsh, [Reza] Ghoochannejad, [Ali] Karimi. These are the Ronaldos I’ve got to look after now and who I’ve got to pay attention to achieve the success we all want.”
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