In case there was any doubt about who was the best in the world, Messi won a tournament with his team, something that was lacking according to his detractors. Even so, there are those who say that Messi did nothing in the final, and that it was his teammates who truly gave the title to the Barcelona star.
First of all, we must praise the entire Argentine team since, to win a tournament, you need great players as well as the best. But whoever says that Messi did nothing in the Copa América, has not seen the statistics of the competition.
Ha ha, those who topped each category of statistics in the recent Eurocup and America’s Cup. It’s not bullshit, it’s all real. pic.twitter.com/gLATz570sA
– Diego Borinsky (@diegoborinsky) July 12, 2021
Yes, Leo Messi was not very successful in the final against Brazil, although he left everything to him. But throughout the tournament, he has been the best in everything, so the statistics say.
Messi has been the top scorer in the Copa América with 4 goals and has given 5 goal assists, thus creating 9 goals in total. Few players can say that they have generated so many goals and Messi did. In addition, he made two goals from a free kick, showing that Messi dominates all facets of the game, even the most difficult.
If these statistics weren’t enough, Messi was the one who made the most key passes (22). The key passes are those that could generate a dangerous play. He is also the one who created the most opportunities, with 26. He has been the one who has done the most successful dribbles, 36 and also leads the rest of the statistics.
Even though Messi is in the final stretch of his career, and he shows a certain lack of speed, the Argentine star has managed to reinvent himself to continue being the most decisive player. His superiority over the rest has no debate, who does not accept that Messi is the best is not objective and gets carried away for personal reasons.