Messi plays down Maradona comparisons

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Argentina striker Lionel Messi has again brushed aside comparisons made between himself and Diego Maradona.

The 19-year-old Barcelona star, who has drawn constant comparisons to his legendary countryman ever since his arrival on the football stage, is opting not to get carried away with his achievements so far and claims he "will never reach" Maradona´s status.

"Diego has been very kind with me," Messi told the World Soccer magazine. "He has always congratulated me and been flattered by my way of play. But nobody managed to do the things that he did with a ball."

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