Romario : I was ‘Better’ than Maradona even Messi

Romario : I was ‘Better’ than Maradona even Messi

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Lionel Messi is not as good as Diego Maradona was because he only plays well for Barcelona, according to legendary forward Romario.

Romario also rates himself as ‘much better’ than the Argentinian pair while he ranks Neymar as the world’s best player currently.


 

He thinks Messi’s lack of success at international level puts him below Maradona – who won the 1986 World Cup with Argentina.

 

Romario explained his thinking to Fox Sports Brasil via FourFourTwo: ‘Messi has to win a World Cup. That’s why I consider Maradona to be better than him.

 

‘Diego won things with Argentina. Messi, on the other hand, plays well for Barcelona but doesn’t do it with the national team.’

 

‘Within the area, I was much better than Messi and Maradona anyway,’ Romario added. ‘That’s what I think and I say it with a lot of humility.’

 

And the player Romario currently rates as the world’s best is Messi’s team-mate and his compatriot Neymar.

 

‘Within the area, I was much better than Messi and Maradona anyway,’ Romario added. ‘That’s what I think and I say it with a lot of humility.’

 

‘Today, for how he plays with his club and the national team, I would give the prize of the best in the world to Neymar,’ Romario explained.

 

Currently a senator in his birthplace Rio de Janeiro, Romario claims to have scored 1000 goals over his career – though that figure remains disputed.

 

The striker played for Barcelona for two seasons between 1993-95 and won the World Cup with Brazil in 1994.

 

Culled from Mail Sport 

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