'I love Messi' – Tom Brady welcomes comparisons to Barcelona talisman ahead of Super Bowl

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Lionel Messi can rely New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady amongst his many followers, with the NFL celebrity contemplating the Barcelona talisman to be a “nice participant”.

The Argentine maestro transcends sport, together with his international picture putting him in a expertise bracket alongside probably the most recognisable personalities on the planet.

So spectacular has he been all through a distinguished enjoying profession that he’s held up to be a task mannequin and hero to those that take pleasure in an analogous standing in their very own subject.

5-time Super Bowl champions Brady falls into that class, together with his achievements in American Football seeing him earn a billing as one of the best sportsmen of all-time.

Messi has additionally been showered with such reward regularly, together with his trophy haul together with 5 Ballon d’Or awards.

Brady might add a sixth crown to his particular person roll on honour on Sunday when the Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.

And ahead of that contest, the forty-yr-previous has welcomed comparisons between himself and Barca’s mercurial ahead.

Brady advised Sportags when quizzed on what he makes of such speak: “I love Messi and I feel he is an excellent participant.

“I am a bit older than him, although.

“I love soccer and I’ve watched soccer for a very long time.”

Brady additionally admitted to being a fan of Messi’s fellow Argentine icon Diego Maradona, though he concedes that he noticed little of the 1986 World Cup winner on the peak of his powers.

It’s performers at that degree, although, who proceed to increase the bar to these round them and people set to comply with of their footsteps through the years to come.