Diego Maradona picks between Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos

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Diego Maradona has made his fair share of headlines recently, hasn't he?

Earlier this week, in an interview with Marca, the Argentine was asked to pick between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and gave a rather unusual answer.

"Messi isn't better than Ronaldo and vice versa," he said, making it clear he couldn't separate the Barcelona and Real Madrid superstars.


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Then, during a 'Match for Peace' organised by Pope Francis on Wednesday night, Maradona was involved in a heated exchange with former Manchester United midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron and had to be restrained.

The former striker has been at it again, this time discussing who the better centre-back is out of Spain teammates Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos.

For Maradona, the answer is all too simple.

Again speaking to Marca, per Goal, he said: "For me, Ramos isn't a crack. Pique's a step above him. He dominates the ball more, brings it out from the back."

Pique has forged a reputation for his composure and ability on the ball since rejoining Barcelona from United in 2008 for €5 million.

The 29-year-old's style of play is in keeping with the philosophies present at the Camp Nou and has resulted in much success over the past eight years.

As for Ramos, the Real centre-back is better known for his combative approach at the back and picking up silly yellow cards.

A world-class defender he might be, but there's certainly an argument to make that Pique is the more complete player out of the two.

Reports have previously suggested there's a tension between the Spanish pair but Pique recently insisted they are on good terms following some "difficult moments".

"There were some difficult moments in the past," he told TV3, "but right now the relationships between Spain teammates are great.

"Yes, with Ramos too.

"Now that Iker Casillas is gone, he is the captain so we have the meeting in his room and the Barcelona players also go."

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