The world of football has largely come to reluctantly accept that there’s very little Lionel Messi can’t do with a football.
The four time Ballon d’Or winner not only continues to break records for his personal exploits on the pitch, and almost led Argentina to the World Cup trophy this summer, but has also achieved plenty as part of the Barcelona team.
The Messi factor
As such it’s getting increasingly hard for him to produce moments that genuinely evoke shock and awe. The pesky maestro has got so good that pretty much every outstanding feat he manages is accepted as the norm. Well, he’s still found a way to give audiences the wow factor they continue to crave, virtue of Japanese television.
The skill in question consists of him appearing on a fairly eccentric TV show and kicking a ball insanely high over a banner held aloft by two trucks. 18 metres high, to be exact. Of course that’s not all, he then had to collect the ball without letting it drop; no mean feat, right?
Well the King of Tekkers proved that his immaculate touch isn’t just confined to the hallowed turf of the Nou Camp; it also comes in pretty handy in a concrete courtyard. With a studio audience seemingly watching on a large live screen Messi effortlessly completed the task, and managed to do so with that cheeky smile on his face that must drive Cristiano Ronaldo loopy.
We’re not quite sure what sort of affiliation he has to the stations in question but who cares. It’s Messi, it’s crazy Japanese shows and it’s incredible skills. What more could you want?