'Messi's brain works in different ways' – Beckham on what makes Leo so special

Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham watches Lionel Messi in action against Cruz Azul in July 2023.
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Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham has opened up on what sets Lionel Messi apart from the rest, saying his "brain works in different ways".

Beckham played against Messi during his time at Real Madrid, before coming up against the Argentine great with LA Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain later in his career.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.