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‘Messi Will Never Reach Maradona’s Level’

'Lionel Messi Will Never Reach Diego Maradona's Level'

by Marshall Gouts

Apr 12, 2019 06:30 PM

Tags: Barcelona Argentina Lionel Messi FIFA World Cup UEFA Champions League Diego Maradona

A FIFA World Cup winning star, who played alongside Diego Maradona, had his say on who the best Argentine footballer ever is.

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Lionel Messi and Maradona, two footballing greats, have long been subjected to comparisons and wide-spread debate regarding which of them can rightly be considered the greatest player ever to hail from Argentina.

Hector Enrique, who was part of La Albiceleste's 1986 FIFA World Cup-winning squad, has now weighed in on the topic, claiming Messi will never reach Maradona's level. 

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"Messi, unfortunately, has had a hard time in the national team," he told Ataque Futbolero.

"I hope that in the next World Cup he will have the luck we had, but Messi will never reach Maradona's level.

"What I want is for Messi to play.

"If he is not having a good time (in the team), it's better not to come."

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Messi is Argentina's record goalscorer with 65 goals in 129 encounters, while Maradona only managed 34 goals in 90 encounters for the national team.

If you had to choose between Maradona or Messi, which player would you go with? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Apr 13, 2019 01:12 PM

@Osséh - If Argentina has good squad, then that good squad should perform even if Messi doesn't perform. But you hardly see that in Argentina. It seems if Messi doesn't perform, the whole team won't perform........ Except maybe for Aguero, Argentina players(Di Maria,Dybala,Higuan,Lamela,Ota mendi)find it hard to perform consistently on club level. Then how can you suddenly expect them to perform fireworks on international stage. It's hard. France won the world cup because they have consistent performers on club level. Kante, Griezmann, Pogba, Matuidi and even young players like Dembele and Mbappe have been performing consistently for few years they have been in football

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Ms Momo
Apr 13, 2019 06:58 AM

100% corect wen it cums to drugs he will never reach Maradona s level

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Apr 13, 2019 02:47 AM

Guys who has fooled you saying Argentina has a poor squad they do have a good squad just that Messi can't perform with his national team,the likes of De Maria,Dybala, Aguero and others what are you talking about... Maradona is the greatest and Messi is great only with Barca

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