Lionel Messi has compared his talent on the pitch to that of a casino player, telling Four Four Two:
“There are people who suggest that my way of playing football is innate, I do not know if this is the case, but it is true that I have a gambler’s instinct.
“On the pitch I’m always looking to make the best move or the best decision, while trying not to do what the opponent expects me to do.
“When I feel the grass under my feet, I feel safe. I use the huge pressure to be better because pressure helps me to develop my skills.”
Hmm, I like that. Keep gambling, Leo.