Former Argentina international Javier Zanetti believes there’s no need to try and compare Maradona and Messi.
Maradona remains a world icon and a legend for Argentina, winning the world cup in 1986 and taking them to the final in 1990, as well as winning two Serie A titles with Napoli.
Messi is yet to win the world cup, but has taken Argentina to the final in 2014, winning five Ballon d’Or and four UCL titles.
“I do not understand the comparisons between the two,” Zanetti said.
“I think Diego was unique and Messi is doing unique things. What can you say about Messi? A guy who has won five Ballon d’Ors, four Champions Leagues and has scored 97 goals in a year.
“There is no need to win a World Cup to certify that talent.
“Messi is an ambassador of Argentina, and I am also proud of him as an Argentine.”