Spanish tactician, Pep Guardiola recently named his best choice free kick taker in the world currently, and as a shock he has dropped super star player, Lionel Messi.
Guardiola has worked with Lionel Messi at Barcelona but he believes the Argentine is not the best free kick taker he has ever seen.
In a press conference on Friday, Pep Guardiola admitted that Southampton star James Ward-Prowse is the best free-kick taker in the world.
While speaking before his side’s game against Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday, Pep stated as follows:
“There is no better taker. Southampton have the best free-kick taker I have ever seen, or at least he is in the world right now.
He is so good that maybe you miss a little bit of the footballer player. He is a team player of great quality, without the ball and with the ball.
He really understands the game but it is his free-kicks, set-pieces, and corners that people pay more attention to.”
Ward-Prowse has converted 11 direct free-kicks in the last five seasons, only Messi has more with 20.