“He’s the best of all time” Argentina World Cup winning coach Lionel Scaloni claims Messi is greater than Diego Maradona

There were hills and vales, the woodland and the plain; here earth and water seem to strive again, not chaos-like together crushed and bruised. But, as the world, is harmoniously confused: where the order in variety we see, as Lionel Scaloni picked his side in Messi and Maradona debate.

After bringing the World Cup to Argentina in 1986, Maradona was hailed as the country’s greatest hero, but Lionel Messi has already surpassed him in Scaloni’s eyes due to his contributions to Argentina.

“If I have to choose one, I choose Leo, I have something special with him. He is the best of all time although Maradona was also great,” Scaloni told Spanish radio station Cope on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi has a record-setting seven Ballon d’Or, while Maradona has one after receiving the award in 1995.

But Maradona was a walking genius for the Argentine, and the same can be said for Messi, who possesses everything a footballer could possibly hope for. It is very challenging to choose a side.

“The first thing we did had a video call with Messi. He said he was honored and the first thing we said to him was ‘Come back. We’ll wait for you’. That’s what we did and eight months later he came and found an incredible group,” Scaloni expressed his happiness after Messi decided to team up with him.

It is such a joy to train these special players, and Lionel Scaloni expressed his gratitude for having the best player of all time in his squad. He also stated that coaching Messi requires very little effort because he has everything at his disposal.

“Coaching Messi is not difficult. You cannot correct him on a technical level but sometimes you can instruct him to press or to attack in a certain way. When he smells blood, he is the number one.”­- Scaloni further added.

Lionel Messi and Lionel Scaloni arrived after winning the World Cup for Argentina

Many would disagree with the sentiments of the Argentine World Cup-winning manager, but Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona are two extraordinary Argentines who will forever be worshipped by their supporters.


Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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