Normally, the debate is Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano.
However, Diego Maradona is certainly worth including in the debate of football’s best ever player.
These conversations usually occur at social events and can very often lead to intense arguing. But what if you were to ask one of those considered to be the best whether he actually is?
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That’s what happened to Lionel Messi, who was asked to pick between himself and Maradona.
And, in truly humble fashion, the Barcelona star opted for the man who he has replaced as Argentina’s star.
When asked, Messi chuckled and said (per Sport): “Maradona”.
Maradona: Messi has no personality
Clearly the 29-year-old hasn’t heard Maradona’s recent comments about him.
Maradona hit out at Messi’s leadership style in a scathing attack.
“He’s a really good person, but he has no personalty,” the former Napoli man said, per Goal.
“He lacks [the] character to be a leader.”
Messi will be the first to admit that he isn’t the most vocal of players.
But he leads by example, and that has been showcased at this year’s Copa America Centenario in the United States.
Messi scored his 55th international goal, becoming Argentina’s all-time leading goalscorer, against USA and has fired the Albiceleste to the final.
In many ways, Messi is the perfect leader.
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