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Argentina coach: "Maradona was huge but Messi the greatest in history" | Israel today


Lionel Scaloni, who about a month ago led the Albiceleste to win the World Cup for the third time in history, surprised when he shared his opinion on the comparison between the current captain and the legend who died about two years ago

About a month ago, the Argentine national team celebrated its third World Cup victory in Qatar.

Lionel Messi and his friends lost their first game against Saudi Arabia but then recovered and managed to excite billions around the world as the flea gives a tournament to the pantheon with 7 goals and 3 assists and fulfills his big dream.

Last night (Monday) the coach of Argentina Lionel Scaloni gave an interview to the Spanish media and provided a quote that has been making a lot of heads since then when he claims that Messi is the greatest player in history and also passed Diego Armando Maradona, the legend who passed away about two years ago.

"Diego was a huge, amazing, extraordinary player. But for me, Messi is the greatest player of all time, I have special feelings for him," he said.

Scaloni and Messi celebrate winning the World Cup last month, photo: AFP

On playing in the World Cup: "It still feels like a dream. This World Cup seems like a movie to me. You can't write a crazier script. Before we went to Qatar, my father, who had a stroke, repeatedly raised his hand and told me, 'This hand will lift the World Cup ". He was optimistic all the time, he was sure that it would happen. When I realized that we were the world champions, I thought of him and burst into tears. Before going to the final, I tried to talk to the players and I couldn't, because I was overwhelmed with emotions. I tried to talk, and I choked. The rest of the team tried too to talk and they didn't succeed. But apparently at that moment, there was no need for words."

Lionel Scaloni: "For me, Messi is the best in history. Maradona was great but with Leo I have something special."

Via @partidazocope.


— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) January 16, 2023

On the way he convinced Messi to return to the national team after retiring in 2018: "The first thing me and Pablo Aimar did, was a phone call with Leo. He said he would be happy to come back, and we said we were all waiting for him. When he joined us as an outfielder for seven or eight months, he found A cohesive and high-quality group."

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Source: israelhayom

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