Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has described star striker Lionel Messi as the `best player in the world` at any position, after the Argentine talisman struck a record-breaking hat-trick to guide Barcelona to a spectacular 7-0 win over Celtic in their Champion League clash on Tuesday. Messi, who scored the 40th hat-trick of his career, also became the first player to score three goals in a game for the sixth time in Europe's top competition. \u201cHe plays everywhere because he has freedom. If you play him as a six, an eight or a 10, he's the best in the world. It wouldn't be clever to curtail that, to put limits on him,\u201d the Barcelona boss was quoted as saying by goal.com. Labelling Messi as the embodiment of total football, Enrique said his versatility across the pitch makes him the best in the history of the sport. \u201cThat's why he's the best player of all time, without a doubt - for his numbers and his footballing vision. He is total football,\u201d he insisted. Enrique also hailed the Spanish giants\u2019 overall performance, saying that his side displayed a spectacular performance and did not make any mistakes throughout the game unlike their shocking 2-1 La Liga defeat at the hands of Alaves. \u201cWe were very good positionally during the match and we recovered the ball very quickly. That helped everyone to have fun, the players, the coaches and the fans, who deserve it the most,\u201d he added. With the hat trick, Messi has also extended his goal scoring tally to 86 in Europe's top-tier competition. The emphatic victory also saw Barca surpass their biggest win in the Champions League to date, a 7-1 defeat of Bayer Leverkusen in 2012.