Messi! The name speaks volumes! Dubbed as one of the greatest footballer ever, the man who used to serve tea at a shop to support his football training, one of the greatest the world has ever seen, the man who has scored 4 goals in his 3 games this world cup is no doubt the match winner, a man we would always look up to. But what makes him one of the best footballer the world has ever seen. Well the usual answers are always there – Hard work, dedication, perseverance, attitude, belief and so on.. But this one video says a lot more than that without the use of any of those cliched words. If you know Messi or even heard of him, I would strongly urge you to watch this video and if you are left uninspired even after that, then I will consider this my personal failure!
I am sure you would have seen a thousand videos which hails Messi, shows you his goals and even talks about how great a footballer he is but this, this one is special, it makes you want to watch it. Do go through the first 2 mins, it is the best video I think we have shared this week.
What makes Messi such a great success? Why is he so special, what does he have that no one has. The strangest answer I have come across is this
MESSI IS A DOG!
That no wonder caught my attention and here I am writing about it. I was wondering why someone would compare a man like Messi to a dog?! Well the answer was simple, a dog never complains, a dog with a bone is known for its focus, it does what it is expected to, no complaints whatsoever.
In an era of football where we have seen people dive for no reason and cry foul just for the advantage of getting a penalty or a free kick, a game where a few people compromise on values to get an undue advantage, where people try to get attention and an undue edge, here is a man who doesn’t move a finger even when he legitimately can. The compilation must have hundreds of goals in short clips, clips where people pull him down by his shirt, kick his legs, dive against him, be violent to him but Messi never budges, his focus is just the ball, his game the way he knows it and nothing else.
All through the video, you can see him and his focus just the ball and nothing else, everyone around him dives, everyone cries foul but this man never responds, he just keeps his eye on the ball and the goal and does what he does best, win the game and our hearts.
We have had people talk about determination, focus, hard work and what not, but to see someone in action, this video tells about it all, Messi is no wonder one of the best footballers ever and this video in short is the best explanation I can come up with for why :).
Do tell me how you like it 🙂