Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed how meeting with Lionel Messi left him speechless.
Adebayor says he struggled for words when first meeting the Barcelona star during a recent trip to visit former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry.
Asked by BBC Sport if he has ever been star-struck, Adebayor replied: "Messi.
"I went out to see Thierry Henry in Barcelona," he continued. "He told me someone else was coming to dinner and all of sudden Messi walked in. He looked so small, so insignificant, and yet to me he was the world's greatest player. For a moment, I wasn't even able to speak."