Nelson Semedo has spoken out on Lionel Messi’s ‘natural’ ability from set-pieces.
When asked how it feels to practice with Messi on a regular basis, Semedo told The Telegraph: “Wow. I’m at a loss for words to express my respect for him.”
The full-back, who is currently on loan at Wolves for the season, went on to say: “Do you want to know what made him ever more incredible? During my time at the club, I never saw him taking a free kick in training. He never did, I swear!”
He claimed that the Barcelona superstar never practices free kicks: “We used to practice shooting from distance all the time, but Messi never took a free kick. It felt naturally for him.
“They say practice makes perfect – with him it was no practice and it was still perfect!”