“I watched Di Stefano, Pele, Diego Maradona and Johan Cruyff. I saw them all and found that Messi was the best. I’ve also faced a few of them, but I repeat once more,” Messi is the best player “, Maschio commented.
“Di Stefano, Pele, Maradona, Cruyff are great players of their time, but the speed in modern football is so different.
Look at Messi’s goals. He doesn’t need to move a lot on the pitch, but when he needs to, he seems to stick the ball in his foot. I watched players with incredible speed, but when they got the ball, they slowed down. Messi is the opposite. He did it in a wonderful way. “
Maschio judges Messi better than Pele and Maradona. Photo: Tribuna
Maschio was born in Argentina and used to play for Racing Club. In his career, the player born in 1933 won the Argentine championship, the Copa Libertadores, the Intercontinental Cup with Racing, won the Serie A title with Inter Milan and won the Italian Cup with Fiorentina. Also during this time, he had the opportunity to confront Di Stefano and Pele.
Maschio had won Copa America 1957 with Argentina, but was a member of the Italy team for the 1962 World Cup.