Former Barca midfielder Hristo Stoichkov advised Argentina fans not to compare Lionel Messi with 1986 World Cup champion Diego Maradona.
“Argentina fans are wrong to compare Messi to Maradona or anyone else. It is unfair to compare players between different eras,” Stoichkov said on the radio. Miter June 10.
For Argentina fans, Messi is not as great as Maradona because he has not won the World Cup for the country. Messi’s best performance with Argentina in this arena is the runner-up position in 2014.
While winning glory in the international arena, club-level achievement is a weakness of Maradona. He won only two Serie A, one UEFA Cup, and never won the Champions League / Cup.
What Messi does every year at a higher level. The Barca captain has won 10 La Liga, four Champions League and six Golden Balls. Messi also has a better scoring rate: 627 goals in 718 club-level matches, 70 goals in 138 matches for Argentina, compared to 310 goals in 590 club-level matches and 34 goals in 91 matches for Maradona’s.
“Messi is a legend and it is difficult to compare someone with him. No one will ever win what Messi has won. He has six Golden Balls, six European Golden Shoes, and a Player. Best World Cup 2014. Argentina has only a few of the best players in the World Cup, including Kempes in 1978, Maradona in 1986 and Messi in 2014, “Stoichkov said.
Thanh Quy (follow Radio Miter)