Lionel Messi has won everything since the start of his career. Whether in club or with his national team. What makes him the greatest player of all time. Even without the World Cup, he was already in the eyes of Andrés Iniesta and Pep Guardiola.
Andres Iniesta and Pep Guardiola had a fruitful collaboration with FC Barcelona for four years during which they twice won the Champions League. So unsurprisingly, when it comes to talking about Lionel Messi, the two Blaugrana legends are unanimous on the debate of the best player of all time. Whether it’s for one for the other, it didn’t have to be especially Lionel Messi wins the World Cup to be considered the best player in history.
‘Lionel Messi is the greatest player of all time’
Lately, Pep Guardiola was at a press conference and conveyed the following message on Lionel Messi and his place in the ranking of the best players of all time. “Everyone has their own opinion, but there is no doubt in my mind that Lionel Messi is the greatest player of all time. Of course, people have seen Pelé, Di Stefano or Maradona play and are emotionally attached to what they have done as players. But I don’t think any footballer can compete with what Messi has done.”
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“With or without the World Cup, he is the best”
For Andres Iniesta, same story. icon of FC Barcelona, Iniesta explained to brandlike Pep Guardiola, that Lionel Messi didn’t need a world title to be the “GOAT”. “For me, it was not necessary for Messi to win the World Cup to be considered the best. With or without the World Cup, he is the best. And I think the person who didn’t believe in it before winning the World Cup will still find an excuse to stick to their idea. But, in any case, I think the title is totally deserved, not only for him but also for all Argentina. For the way he competed. He started by losing the first game, he resisted this pressure added to the one he was already under. For me, he is the deserved champion”.
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