Legendary Argentine coach Carlos Bianchi has no doubt about the talent of compatriot and Barcelona star Lionel Messi, affirming that he is already a better player than legends Diego Maradona and Pele.
he sure is.
I'm waiting for somebody to talk crap about his international performance. I don't know about Pele, but I know Diego had a man who always assisted him in plays and complimented his playstyle. The only Argentine player at the moment who kinda does that is Angel de maria. Hard to score goals when you are practically playing as a midfielder creating plays for the other forwards.
hes probably a better player than both but untill he wins a world cup it will always be used as a counter argument against him..
Pele had a "wing-man" too for one world cup <that i know of>. he went by the name of Garrincha. he was like the xavi/iniesta of his time. remarkable footballer given he had his problems (both personal and professional).
But i still dont get the whole debate of best soccer player.
what difference does it make, there are only four names people are gonna remember. pele, maradona, messi, CR7. <not in any order>
I knew he HAD to have a wing-man. Good find. And I guess as football fans we all want to put labels in the sport; Best team in the world, best player in the world, best goalkeeper, etc.
He's better than Maradona but com'on Pele? I doubt he will reach Pele's inhuman ability, he had scored over a 1000 goals in his whole career!
Yes but Pele never played in Europe if I'm right
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