Will Lionel Messi go down in history as the greatest dribbler of all time? I think so. Just take a look at some of these runs with the ball and how the soccer ball is always tethered to his foot. Messi is a joy to watch play. A gift really.
Also, watch how once he makes a cut he surges past the defender with a burst of speed. Dribbling is all about change of pace. Another thing that stands out is Messi almost invites pressure or defenders to surround him, since he knows if he can’t break free and score there will be a Barcelona teammate wide open to pass to.