Barcelona Manager Ronald Koeman says Barcelona will never have another player like Lionel Messi.
The Dutch coach says that Messi has been key for the club since the beginning, and his contributions will never be matched.
Messi has played 746 games for Barcelona, scoring 642 goals, and adding 278 assists. He has won 34 trophies with Barca.
“Well, his stats are amazing, I don’t think we will ever have another player at this club who has given that much much in terms of effectiveness,” Koeman said in a La Liga press conference.
“That’s why he is the number one. He is a very important player, as we saw the other day.”
Messi was on hand to score a late winner against Levante on Sunday, it was his 600th goal since he started wearing the number 10 jersey at the club.
“Our attack depends a lot on Leo. They are big stats – I don’t know how many hat-tricks he has scored already?”
“Once again, it is unbelievable what he has done for this club!”