Soccer AM's Tubes tries to replicate Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou

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Almost every young footballer can't help but dream of pulling off the skills and tricks Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. make look so easy on an everyday basis on the world's biggest stages.

But for most of us, we quickly realise why the sport's stars are paid so much money after just a few attempts to emulate our heroes show just how difficult some of the most exciting tricks really are.

One very lucky man actually got to achieve that dream at one of the greatest footballing arenas of all time, the Camp Nou.

Soccer AM's Tubes (whose real name is actually Peter Dale) shot onto the scene for his hilarious attempts at rapping during the feature 'one question and one question only' which was a regular segment on the show.

As you can see by the video below, it didn't always go to plan but Tubes has become a real fan favourite for Soccer AM's loyal viewers.

Although he is still a part of Sky's iconic football talk show, his role has evolved slightly and he is now often sent around the world to interview some of the biggest players and names in the sport.

However in a new video released today, we actually catch a glimpse of some of his footballing ability as the self-confessed Chelsea fan attempted to recreate some of Messi's skills on the hallowed turf in Barcelona.

Much to everyone's surprise, he looks a very handy player and if you skip to around 1:20 you can see Tubes show off some of his finest tricks.

It includes a no-look crossbar challenge, an impeccable first touch on a ball that he initially launches into the sky but perhaps his most impressive piece of play was his attempt at the showboat crossbar challenge.

After casually flicking the ball up and completing a few keepy-ups, Tubes rests the ball on his neck and spins around before volleying a strike that cannons off the bar.

While we have absolutely no idea how many takes it took him to accomplish the feat, it was still a mightily admirable effort and if Messi ever loses his touch we're certain one of Soccer AM's finest would gladly offer him some advice.

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