Former Real Madrid striker Antonio Cassano declares that Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has overtaken Diego Maradona as the greatest player of perpetuity.
Former Real Madrid striker Antonio Cassano has declared that Lionel Messi has “ousted” Diego Maradona as the greatest player of perpetuity.
Messi has won practically every trophy offered to him during a renowned club profession with Barcelona, however he is yet to match Maradona’s World Cup- winning exploits with Argentina.
The success the likes of Maradona, Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo taken pleasure in with their particular countries is typically utilized against Messi in the greatest of perpetuity argument, however Cassano thinks that the 32- year-old’s constant excellence over an extended period has taken him to the top of the stack.
“Maradona did something never seen before for four or five years, but Messi has done the same things for 15 years,” Cassano informed Italian paper Corriere dello Sport.
“He has scored 710 goals and 300 assists. When he plays you start with a 1-0 lead. The ‘Maradonians’ have to accept it: there is someone who has ousted him.”
Messi has won 33 prizes with Barcelona, consisting of 10 La Liga titles and 4 Champions League crowns.