‘Nobody does what Messi does’

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2012, 08:49 AM IST

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has expressed his delight with star striker Lionel Messi, as he spoke to reporters ahead of their next European fixture.

The 44-year-old took the time to share his views on the current form of the Ballon d`Or nominated forward before Barca`s match against Scottish Premier League champions Celtic.

A pulsating encounter on Saturday saw the Blaugrana come out on top against Deportivo 5-4, with Messi grabbing a sublime hat-trick in the process, with his first goal being particularly impressive, as he smashed the ball into the top corner with little backlift. And the attacker`s trainer continues to be impressed.

"I do not know what else can be said of Leo," Vilanova told reporters at a press conference.

"The other day he came back from travelling and he still made efforts both offensively and defensively. We`ll enjoy him as long as we can. I don`t think it`s just the other day, but throughout the year.”

"I do not want to do any campaigning (ahead of the Ballon d`Or award), I think Messi`s success shows every day. Nobody does what he does," the Spanish tactician concluded.