Spain Coach Luis Enrique has stated that Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is the best player on the planet.

Messi had forged a great reputation as one of the best footballers ever and has 5 Golden Ballon D’or Awards to his name.

Messi was recently snubbed for the UEFA Player Of The Year Award, which Luka Modric won.

While the 31-year-old has been left off the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s Player, with Modric set to scrap it out with Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah.

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Luis Enrique’s Spain will face Modric’s Croatia on Tuesday night in the UEFA Nations League.

And he’s claimed Lionel Messi is the best player on the planet.

“If I talk about Croatia [players], I would talk about Modric and [Ivan] Rakitic,” Enrique said.

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“They both deserve individual prizes.

“But if I have to talk about the best in the world, the prize of the best player would be given to Leo Messi, who is one step above the rest.”

Meanwhile, Messi will look to continue his fine form for Barcelona next weekend against Real Sociedad on Saturday.

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