According to former Argentina manager, Lionel Messi should not be considered among the best in the world.
The Barcelona forward won a fifth Ballon d’Or the same year he won the treble with his club side and took Argentina to the final of the Copa America.
And Bilardo, 76, who is now general manager of Argentina’s national team stated two months ago, he did not consider Messi to be the greatest player to grace the sport.
“[Alfredo] Di Stefano was a superman. He could begin a play in his goal and finish it in the other. Then came Pele and [Diego] Maradona,” he told Ole .
“Now it’s Messi, but they are different eras.
“I knew Messi would win [the Ballon d’Or], he deserved it. There’s quite a difference between him and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I put him among the best, but not in history, just of this moment.
“He’s reached his ceiling, he can’t win more than he has, but he has the incentive to win the World Cup.”