Roma midfielder Iago Falque believes all Barcelona’s players are ‘phenomena’ but Lionel Messi is ‘from another planet’.
The 25-year-old came through the Catalan side’s famous youth system, but was unable to break into the first team.
Following spells at Juventus, Tottenham Hotspur and Villarreal, the Spaniard enjoyed a fantastic season for Genoa last term, and earned a move to the Giallorossi this summer.
The Lupi will meet Barça at Stadio Olimpico tomorrow, and Falque spoke to Esports Cope about the match.
“Barcelona is my home, I was always treated well,” the left-winger explained.
“I have no ill-feelings toward the club, I always had an excellent relationship with [Coach] Luis Enrique.
“We have a lot of respect for Barcelona, they’re European champions. The key always has been and always will be Messi.
“All their other players are phenomena, but he’s an alien. He’s from a different planet.”
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