Lionel Messi ( ARG – FCB )
We all know this is not the Argentine best year.
It was rather a “bad” year for his sky-high standards
but, it’s still a great year for most of other players
including the elite. Statistically, he had an excellent
year with 79 goals/assists in 66 appearances. Only
his Portuguese rival surpassed that. You can see
Messi real low point of the year by looking at the
total of the titles Barcelona won last season : Zero.
Of course, blaming it all on Leo is nothing but non
-sense but, Messi’s unusual “absence” when it
matters most is certainly one of the reasons. In the
World Cup, he has a memorable group stage and a
“less exciting” knock-out stage, much less exciting in
fact. Argentina reached the final and Messi won the
controversial golden ball. Overall, it was, except for
the final loss, a good thing to remember. In short,
most players would wish they had such a year.
However, the Argentine himself won’t want a similar
one in 2015 or any other year in his career.