Barcelona are a pleasure to watch, says Larsson

The former Sweden star has nothing but praise for the Catalan giants, and believes that Lionel Messi will win the Fifa Ballon d'Or
Former Barcelona attacker Henrik Larsson feels the Catalans are a joy to watch, and are the best team in the world.

The Blaugrana had to settle for second spot in La Liga last term, while they were eliminated from the Champions League in the semi-finals, but the Swede is confident that can fight for top honours again this season.

"It is a pleasure to watch Barcelona," Larsson stated to Barca TV.

"I think they can challenge for everything again. They have such essential players like Xavi, [Andres] Iniesta, [Lionel] Messi...

"Right now they are the best team in the world."

The 40-year-old then went on to praise Barca star Lionel Messi, and is confident the Argentine will win a fourth straight Ballon d'Or.

"Messi will win the Ballon d'Or, because he’s the best. I remember the first time I saw him in training and it was incredible."

Messi netted an impressive 73 goals in all competitions last season.