Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Kempes: Messi and Maradona comparisons are nonsensical

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"In Argentina, they know that Maradona is light years away from the best Argentine player in history which, for me, is Lionel Messi", he said. Of course we expect more from him, but here the talk is broadened.

Although he is considered among the best players in history, the 30-year-old has long lived in the shadow of Diego Maradona when it comes to the worldwide stage. "I love my four children, but I would give anything for this to be his World Cup".

He has scored 64 goals in 124 worldwide appearances for Argentina. He is the first who wants to bring the Cup with him.

He even briefly left the national team altogether in 2016 after failing on a penalty kick in the Copa America Final against Chile.

With Argentina's draw against Iceland, Messi's path to the World Cup grows more complicated.

"I am experiencing this period with the national team in a different way".

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On the show, Cuccittini said that it's Messi's dream to win a World Cup, but that the pressure he's under is enormous. "He more than anyone would give everything for this to be his World Cup". "Obviously it hurts me to have missed the penalty", he said. I am more relaxed.

"They are different. Their contexts are different", he said, urging fans to look at the overall record of Messi, who is Argentina's all-time stop scorer. "I see a group of players which clearly don't work well together".

Messi's status as one of the greatest players to have played the game has long since been assured, yet the critics argue that he needs worldwide glory to cement his position.

In the end, needed his sublime hat-trick in the final qualifier against Ecuador last October to seal their place in the finals and when they needed him most he delivered. We are aware what we are playing for. In 2014, Argentina made it to the final game, but lost to - you guessed it - Germany.

"Now we are here, we are in Russian Federation, we have to try and do everything we can to win the World Cup for Argentina, for ourselves, for Messi".

He was convinced to perform a U-turn on his initial decision ahead of Argentina's 2018 World Cup qualification campaign and the South American nation wouldn't have made it to Russian Federation without him.

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