Lionel Messi scored four objectives and registered 5 assists in six matches as he led Argentina to glory in the not too long ago concluded Copa America this month.
Messi,34, performed his greatest match with the nationwide staff since his debut in 2005 and ended Argentina’s 28-year drought of main trophies and in addition broke the staff’s report for worldwide appearances with 151 matches.
Before the Copa remaining victory over Brazil, Messi’s silverware with Argentina had been the U-20 World Cup ( 2005) and a gold medal on the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
However, a former Argentine legend continues to be not satisfied that his fellow countryman can be deemed as the best of all time eclipsing late Diego Maradona.
Mario Kempes, who performed a essential function in Argentina’s World Cup triumph in 1978, acknowledged that Messi can not be in comparison with Maradona.
“For Messi, the misfortune is that he was the replacement for Diego Maradona,” Kempes instructed ESPN Mexico, per Marca.
“And it is vitally tough to overshadow Diego, with the idolatry that he has obtained world wide.
“If [Messi] desires to be higher than Maradona, he is just not going to attain it even if he wins four World Cups in a row.
“He still hasn’t won the World Cup. No matter how many [titles he] wins or what he wins, it can never be compared to what Diego did.”