Sergio Busquets: Everyone knows Messi is the best in the world

FC Barcelona

The Barcelona midfielder praised his team-mate, Lionel Messi, suggesting Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo isn't a patch on the Argentine star.

A monumental 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou, gave Barcelona a mighty step forward, in their quest to reach the Champions League final.

Offering his thoughts to broadcasters after the game, via AS, midfielder Sergio Busquets gave his initial reaction and analysis.

"It was a really intense game. It was very physical, with a lot of rhythm. Eventually the goals came, which will allow us to experience the second-leg match another way."

"We knew Guardiola would do something different (tactically). We studied all the tactics he might use, but we knew we would have our chances and in the end, the goals came. We now have a good advantage."

There was absolutely no doubting the star of the show, after Lionel Messi was at his magical best, scoring twice and assisting Neymar for the third.

Whilst Cristiano Ronaldo might have won the Ballon d'Or last time around, as far as Busquets is concerned, there is certainly nobody better than his team-mate, Lionel Messi.

"He's the best player in the world, he's involved in everything we do: Assists, goals, recovering the ball. He didn't win the award, but everyone knows that he's the best in the world."

The phenomenal form of Barcelona as a team, can't be ignored, as they remain on track to achieve an impressive treble of trophies this season.

Busquets cautiously reflected: "Our numbers are really good, the team is doing very well, but we've got to keep working hard. We're a complicated team to beat."

Finally and having had the opportunity of a reunion with his former boss, Pep Guardiola, the 26-year-old admitted:

"Personally speaking, I'll never forget him. He was the one who gave me my opportunity to be here, but when the match started, all that is forgotten. I wish him much fortune for the future, but only after the second-leg."

Given the three-goal margin achieved against Bayern Munich, confidence will certainly be high at Barcelona, that they can finish the job in the second-leg, to secure their place in the Champions League final.

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