Tuesday September 15 2015
Falque: ‘Messi is from another planet’

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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