London: Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola says Lionel Messi is the best player he will ever see in his life.
The Argentine inspired Barcelona to a great Champions League final win over Manchester United and also scored a brilliant goal in the Catalan giants 3-1 win at the Wembley.
Guardiola, who will be staying back at the club for one more year, said that Messi made the difference between the two teams.
"He is the best player I have ever seen and is probably the best I ever will see. He makes the difference for us and I just hope he keeps on doing it for us," said Guardiola.
Messi also said that Barcelona are now hungrier than ever. The 23-year-old has now won the European Cup three times with Barcelona.
"This team is incredible. I think today we can't really fully appreciate what we're doing, what we are achieving. We want to keep winning trophies and we can keep going further and further," he said.
Messi said that they were superior than Manchester.
"We were superior against Manchester and deserved the win. It is another cup for us and I managed to score a goal again. I saw a bit of space there, the goalkeeper came out a bit and luckily it went in. Now we're going on holiday - after taking the cup home to our people - then we will start thinking about what we can achieve next season," he said.