Lionel Messi is arguably the greatest player of his generation. Messi has posed for New York City-based magazine PAPER which has taken Lionel Messi’s status as football’s GOAT one step further by pairing the Barcelona forward with a number of the animals for a photoshoot.

Messi supporters claim that the five-time world player of the year is the GOAT — Greatest Of All Time

“I am a big fan of animals,” Messi told the magazine. “I grew up with them and they have taught me many things. Now we have our dog Hulk who really is part of the family, we always include him. Our children learn so much from Hulk: The love shown between him and the kids and the kids and him is constant.”

“I don’t consider myself the best, I think I am just another player,” he says of his GOAT status. “On the field, we are all the same when the game begins.” said Messi.


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