Argentina head coach, Jorge Sampaoli, claims FC Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi will remain the best player in the world until he retires.
Messi featured for Argentina, as they recorded a 1-0 win over Brazil in an international friendly on Friday.
Jorge Sampaoli showered praise on the Barca superstar following the win over the five-time World champions.
"When it comes to Messi, he is and will continue to be the best player in the world until he retires," Sampaoli said at a news conference after his first game in charge of the national team.
"That is simply the way I feel about Leo.
"Overall, I appreciate the enthusiasm and the attitude of the players. We did not have a lot of time to prepare.
"We got more chances to score than Brazil in the first half and were mainly playing inside their half. We suffered a bit after the break. Brazil got some chances to level the scoring in the second half.
"It is always a motivation to beat Brazil, this game is a classic. We did not just come here to play, but wanted to win. The players fought for the jersey."
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