As Beckham explains, “Messi’s brain works in different ways,” Leo is unique.

David Beckham, a joint owner of Inter Miami, has discussed Lionel Messi’s unique qualities, claiming that his “brain works in different ways” from those of the competition.

Beckham first faced off against Messi while playing for Real Madrid, then later in his career with the LA Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain. The former Manchester United midfielder now has the opportunity to work alongside the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, and he confesses he is taking advantage of the opportunity.

“I played against him for PSG and for Real Madrid, against Barcelona, and obviously he was unbelievable then, but it’s not until you physically see him, and you’re sat there watching him, and every move that he does – he never gives the ball away,” the former England captain said on the Stick to Football podcast.

“I spent the first five weeks of Lionel’s training in Miami when he first joined and moved there. I was at the practice field at 7 a.m. every morning to see him. I’m 48 years old, so it was interesting to see him go about his business, train, and prepare.

And when asked what makes Messi unique, he responded, “We all grew up in an era of ‘you have to sprint, you have to chase’, and then you see him. He is intelligent and uses his brain in a variety of ways. For the next five minutes, he observes things that other players just do not.


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