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Messi: Why I Do Not Consider Myself The World's Best

Lionel Messi: Why I Do Not Consider Myself The World's Best

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 05, 2018 09:33 AM @KeeganKruger

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has insisted that he does not consider himself the world's best footballer.

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The 30-year-old, who is preparing for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Argentina, is regarded by many as one of the all-time greats of the game, despite not winning a major competition with his national team.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner, who is adored by millions around the world, has now insisted that he does not put himself on a pedestal, as many may think.

"I do not consider myself the best, I think I am just another player," Messi said in an interview with Paper Magazine.

"On the field, we are all the same when the game begins."

The Argentina captain also spoke about his side's chances at the World Cup, saying that he hopes they will be at their best by the time the tournament starts.

"It will be important to prepare well because, in the qualifiers, we were fighting up to the end, and we did not have time to prepare ourselves," he added.

"We still have to make ourselves stronger as a team to be in the running to win and be at the same level as other teams like France, Germany, Brazil or Spain.

"But we have a functional group of players and the Argentine team is always going to be a candidate to win, it does not matter how we get there.

"We always aim to win, and we will try to go slowly but strongly to advance in the competition."

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Messi made 54 appearances for the Blaugrana in 2017/18, scoring 45 goals and assisting a further 18 strikes.

What is your prediction for Argentina at this year's World Cup? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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ta more@mbekweni Joined: 05 Jun 2018
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ta more@mbekweni Jun 05, 2018 11:56 PM
@LpMatiki haaaaaaaaaaa imagining your yelling voice and tears don't cry boy
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LpMatiki Joined: 03 Jun 2018
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LpMatiki Jun 05, 2018 11:52 PM
He is right he is not the best,a player wo doesnt wana leave a team n play 4 another teams 4 a change n new challenge,CR7 is the best
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KK-kELLS Joined: 20 Mar 2018
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KK-kELLS Jun 05, 2018 10:49 PM
always humble...you will win the world cup ...the final will be Spain vs Argentina
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ta more@mbekweni Joined: 05 Jun 2018
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ta more@mbekweni Jun 05, 2018 04:51 PM
He sound desperate for if he claimed his superiority awkwazi xhentsa uzombelela bubudenge obo it's for fans to judge
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khozman Joined: 05 Jun 2018
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khozman Jun 05, 2018 04:33 PM
He cannot blow his own trumpet
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PtWalekhosi Joined: 25 Jun 2013
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PtWalekhosi Jun 05, 2018 02:29 PM
Thanks aus Meisie for setting the record straight. We never considered U the best, but there's a group of loonies always trying to tell us U r the best.
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vijjox Jun 05, 2018 02:24 PM
He is right best player won everything on their club level n national level too
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Pirates_999 Joined: 08 Nov 2017
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Pirates_999 Jun 05, 2018 01:56 PM
If I was him i wouldn't consider my self as the best more especial if there's someone like CR7 who is on the same level as me and there's Maradona who won the World Cup that I never won
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Deftman05 Jun 05, 2018 11:38 AM
Only the best knows that you can not dance and applaud for yourself;the humble one shall be exulted.
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Voltaire Jun 05, 2018 11:32 AM
he doesn't have to, everyone else already considers him the goat.
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'el che wali#khosi Jun 05, 2018 11:19 AM
Lord Messi... All Time Greatest.
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Bambambigelow Jun 05, 2018 10:39 AM
The world knows you the best ntwana
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Punch SD Joined: 14 Oct 2014
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Punch SD Jun 05, 2018 10:19 AM
unlike some1 we all know, who would be blowing his own trumpet, bcz he thinks he's the best
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STIGA18 Jun 05, 2018 10:16 AM
The greatest players in the Game don't go around telling ppl hw great they are. They allow the ppl to do the talking. Only a fool like Mr dos Santos ( ur so called cr7) does that.
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leendomint Jun 05, 2018 09:58 AM
Simple he doesn't consider himself as the best player because he knows there's CR7 the king of football!!

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