Stats reveal Messi is the most decisive player in La Liga – 2nd-placed Sanchez heaps the praise

Share

Real Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez was delighted at the fact that he was the second-most decisive player in the Spanish league behind Lionel Messi.

Comparisons are usually repulsive but when two players acquire a lot of importance by scoring goals, it’s impossible to not fall into the trap.

The statistics of Hugo Sanchez in the past and Lionel Messi in the present, forces one to wonder how decisive they have been for their respective teams, especially when both of them represent two of the biggest clubs in Europe – Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi (Getty Images)

In the podcast Nos ponemos las pilas, international soccer analyst in the ESPN chain Fernando Palomo let Sanchez know that an investigation by a genius of statistics such as MisterChip has evaluated Messi as the most decisive player in the Spanish league.

And the Mexican comes second in the list of most points earned by a single player for their respective team. He was excited to be behind the Argentine and said:

“Knowing what Messi is for football history and who is already fighting and getting very close to Pele and Maradona, who are the best in the history; then being considered the second-most decisive in the Spanish league, it is undoubtedly a fantastic compliment”.

And it is true that the Barcelona star has achieved unbelievable feats at Camp Nou and for almost a decade, has been their best player.

Lionel Messi (Getty Images)

The former Real Madrid man lavished praise on the Ballon d’Or winner and referred to Messi’s place in the history stating:

“He is getting very close to the level of Maradona and at one point he could overcome it. But I prefer to wait for him to retire because right now Diego [Maradona] is ahead of him.

We know that Messi is one of the greatest players in the world of football and is capable of achieving anything for his team on his own, and the above statistic is a testament to it.

Indhrajit James

Hi, I am Indhrajit James from the Soul of India, Odisha. An English graduate who worships the incredible game of football. An avid follower of European football, playing and discussing this game is something that I cannot take out of my life. Follow me on Facebook @Indhrajit

Recent Posts

A Look At The Biggest Soccer Events Of 2020

It really is with great sadness that such a wonderful and adventurous soccer year is coming to year another end.…

3 days ago

Lampard rules out midfield Chelsea star sale amid exit speculations

Frank Lampard has ruled out N'Golo Kante sale this summer As reported by Football.london, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has ruled…

4 days ago

Leeds face Sheffield United competition in the race for 25-year-old Championship star

Leeds United to battle Sheffield United for John Swift According to a report from Berkshire Live, Sheffield United have joined…

6 days ago

Transfer News: Celtic chase impressive 12-goal Bundesliga star

Celtic interested in Union Berlin striker Sebastian Andersson According to a report from German publication Kicker (h/t Scottish Sun), Celtic…

6 days ago

Wilfried Zaha opens door to Arsenal move – should the Gunners sign him?

The Crystal Palace forward had been heavily linked to a move to Arsenal last year but the club weren’t interested…

6 days ago

Manchester United chasing Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis

According to a report from ESPN, Manchester United could be set to raid a Portuguese club for the second time…

6 days ago