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Messi: Lessons in Style (Hardback)
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Messi: Lessons in Style (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 04/10/2018
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Shortlisted for The Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2019

'Reading this playful portrait of Leo Messi reminded me how extraordinary every minute was that I spent by his side.' - Pep Guardiola

Since landing in the FC Barcelona youth academy at the age of thirteen, Lionel Messi has demonstrated an innate and awe-inspiring talent for football - in the process creating a sort of poetry in the game.

For so many fans around the globe, watching Messi play has brought great happiness - to nobody more than Catalan writer and pundit Jordi Punti.

In 22 short essays, Punti explores the beauty, the hunger, the genius and the obsession of Messi - he takes us from the near-mythical scenery of a South American footballing youth, where the world is "an infinite football pitch", to the glory and the struggle of a life on the international stage.

Publisher: Short Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781780723730
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 204 x 133 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Jordi Punti's stunning tribute to Lionel Messi will captivate football aficionados as well as fans of fine writing.' - Ian Sansom, Spectator

'This is brilliant - I've been telling everyone about this book.' - Simon Critchley, author of What We Think About When We Think About Football

'There's nobody better to write this book - which doesn't aim to explain Messi but to enjoy him... A joyous read.' - Simon Kuper, co-author of Soccernomics

'An eloquent celebration that can remind us of the thrill of a close encounter with a player whose skills have often led him to be described as 'alien'.' -  David Horspool, Times Literary Supplement

'Punti is one of the greatest Catalan writers and with this book he is at the height of his talents.' - El Pais

'A portrait of Messi that captures his greatness.' - Revista Detour

'A spellbinding, joyous, intoxicating ode to Lionel Messi.' - Ray Hudson, La Liga commentator

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