Sarabia rates the Barca captain as a the "best athlete of all time".
He explained: "Messi is the best footballer of all time and perhaps the best athlete too.
"He is incredible in every way, the knowledge of the game he has, how he executes ... it is outrageous. It is a privilege."
Sarabia also has kind words for Real Betis legend Joaquin.
He also stated:"He is a phenomenon. In his own way, he is an incredible guy. In a locker room he always has the right word for the right moment. When things go wrong he is the first to say he is here to work. Then he has that art to be funny.
"I told him that he is the only player in the world who can afford to do some of the things he does."