Emmanuel Adebayor spoke about the debate around the best Argentine player in history between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona. In his speech, the former Arsenal striker was quite clear.
Leonel Messi has worn the Albicleste since the start of the 2022 World Cup. And he did it again on Tuesday by scoring a penalty goal and delivering an assist to Julian Alvarez for a 3-0 victory over the Croats.
On New World TV ahead of the Argentina-Croatia semi-final, the former Manchester City striker was asked if winning the World Cup next Sunday will put Lionel Messi above Diego Maradona.
Adebayor replied in the affirmative: “For me, he will pass over. I know him and I played against him. He won seven Ballon d’Or and several other trophies. So for me, it will pass over. But Lionel Messi himself will say something else,”
Sunday, it will be against France that Messi will try to win the World Cup, the only trophy missing from his well-stocked collection.
The most important match of his career without a doubt eight years after the failure against Germany in Brazil (1-0).
Meanwhile, Maradona who died at 60, on Necember 25, 2020, led Argentina to a World Cup triumph in 1986.