Just watch how focused a very young Lionel Messi is on juggling the soccer ball. Messi is about ten years old in this video, with the soccer ball nearly as big as he is, but this doesn’t stop him from keeping the ball up and off the ground.
And notice all the other kids around him, watching Messi juggle the ball, just waiting for him to mess up or lose focus. Of course Messi ignores them all and just keeps juggling the ball.
As Brian Phillips notes over at Grantland, Messi just loves playing soccer and trying to master the soccer ball. And that’s why he became the best player in the world. He loved to play and only wanted to try to get better and better.
Then watch this juggling display by Barcelona’s Iniesta, Busquets and Xavi.
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