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Retired Argentine player, Diego Maradona, has bashed the reigning FIFA Ballon d’Or and fellow countryman, Lionel Messi while praising Cristiano Ronaldo.
Maradona told Pele that the problem with Messi is that he does not have a leadership personality.
“Messi doesn’t have the personality to be a leader,” said Maradona who led Argentina to a World Cup win in 1986.
He made the remarks at an event in France on Thursday when asked by Brazil legend if he knew Messi personally.
Ironically, Maradona praised Messi’s adversary, Cristiano Ronaldo who he described as the star.
“Cristiano without a doubt, is the star. He’s one of those players who can single-handedly put his team in the final. He is football culture. Anyone who likes football, likes Cristiano” said Maradonna while tipping the Real Madrid forward and captain for Portugal to win this year’s UEFA European Championship underway in France.
Ronaldo and Messi are often compared between each other as to who deserves the world’s best footballer title.
Messi, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, is frequently compared with Maradona but he is yet to win a world cup medal. Maradona managed Messi at national team when the latter missed out on the World Cup in 2014 with a disappointing loss to Germany in the final held in Brazil.
The Barcelona player is regarded one of the best players of all time has not issued any comment yet.