Lionel Messi will go down in history as one of the greatest football players the world has ever seen. The former FC Barcelona star has won numerous trophies as well as individual awards in his career. He is the only player in history who has won a total of six Ballon Dior awards. Despite the 'magic' that Lionel Messi does while on the pitch, he also has some weaknesses.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that Lionel Messi is the best footballer in modern generation. However, Wenger also says that Lionel Messi is not perfect as he has some weaknesses. According to Wenger, Lionel Messi has several flaws which makes him be just like ordinary players. Lionel Messi's major weaknesses according to Wenger is that he is not good in the air and is not great defensively.
Wenger believes that Messi could have been perfect If he was good in the air just like Cristiano Ronaldo and can defend effectively. Arsene Wenger told SBNATION:
"There's no perfect player, they all have flaws. For example, Messi is the most perfect of them all because he can make others play and can score himself, but he has weaknesses, contrary to what some people think.
"If you analyze his game, he's not very good in the air like Cristiano Ronaldo. He is also not good defensively."