"Messi is a genius. He has everything. When I watch him, I see a player who is very, very, skillful, very clever -- and his left foot is like Diego Maradona's. The difference is Messi is also like Bobby Charlton. He is a nice man, he's a gentleman. You will never hear from him telling you bad things about this or that."
-- Franz Beckenbauer on Lionel Messi. (Mirror)