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Messi plays down 'world's best' tag

Lionel Messi claims that he is not bothered by being dubbed "the best in the world" and says that wants to be remembered for the titles he has won.

Messi, 24, is favourite to win the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or and could become the second player in history to win a consecutive treble after Michel Platini, should he claim the accolade again.

The Argentine international has been compared to legends Pele and Diego Maradona, with many suggesting that he has already surpassed the achievements of the former greats. However, Messi himself is staying grounded over the debate.

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