Updated: Jun 25, 2019
Fabregas feels Messi is only getting better.
Cesc Fabregas has heaped praise on Lionel Messi, saying the Barcelona star is now a 'more complete player than ever'.
Fabregas and Messi have known each other from way back when they were kids at the famous La Masia youth academy from the age of 12-16, before they became teammates again at the Camp Nou were they won several trophies together, including the La Liga title and the Copa del Rey.
However, the Monaco midfielder says Messi, who notched an impressive 51 goals in the 2018-19 season for Barca, ‘keeps reinventing himself’.
He told Goal: "That's the thing with Leo, he reinvents himself season after season.
“Maybe he is not the player who dribbles past three, four or five players and score an outstanding goal any more.
“Instead, now, he prefers to do 50-yard passes, leaving Jordi Alba one-versus-one with the goalkeeper.
“He sees one-twos around the box, he might do a chip and an assist... I think now he is more complete than ever.”