Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has said that the three best players in the Premier league at the moment are Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero, and Robin van Persie.
It is a well-known fact that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is a great pal of Lionel Messi, but for him to say that Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are on par with the best players in the world is simply spectacular.
Lionel Messi has to be one of the most down-to-earth player in the world right now, and he has proved yet again with such a statement. Messi has given this statement just after becoming the first player in the Champions League history to score five goals in one single match.
Lionel Messi has so far scored a quite remarkable 50 goals in just 44 matches for Barcelona and is on course to becoming the record goal scorer for Barcelona even at the age of 24. It remains to be seen if anybody in the future can emulate the success Lionel Messi has had at Barcelona in the last few years. And according to the latest online European football odds, Barcelona are favourites to land the Champions League title for the third year running.
Robin van Persie has scored 33 goals in all competitions for Arsenal, but Lionel Messi has said that he is one of the best players in the Premier league along with Wayne Rooney and Sergio Aguero.
"There are several quality players in the Premier League like Kun Aguero, who is my friend. I really like how he plays. Rooney [and] Van Persie are playing really well - they are great players. No one player is the same as another. I think each player has his own style, and we're all different," Messi was quoted in an interview given to the BBC. Lionel Messi is also on course to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or award this season after emerging as the top scorer in the Champions League.