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'Messi Doesn't Need A World Cup To Be A Great'

'Messi Doesn't Need A World Cup To Be A Great'

By SL International - May 05, 2018 02:30 PM

A former Argentine World-Cup winning head coach claims FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi doesn't need win a World Cup title to be considered a great.

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Messi has led Albiceleste to a World Cup final and three Copa America finals, losing on all four occasions.

The Barca star has often been compared to Diego Maradona, and some feel Messi needs to a World Cup medal to be a great.

However, Cesar Luis Menotti, who won the World Cup in 1978 as coach, believes Messi is already considered a great.

"Di Stefano didn't win a World Cup and neither did Omar Sivori," Menotti said in an interview with TNT Sports' 'Estadio TNT Mundial' programme. 

"I hope he wins it, but his history is written with his 20 titles and his goals.

"I don't think he needs a World Cup to belong among the great football players of history."He is already there, that's understood."

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Do you agree with Menotti's remarks about Messi? Have your say in the comment section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E May 06, 2018 11:40 PM
Those are people who understand soccer, Messi doesn't need world cup to be the best
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raymondjie Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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raymondjie May 06, 2018 05:28 PM
@Sandile2743, good pointttttt
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Faysal May 06, 2018 05:06 PM
He is already the goat
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Maclane May 06, 2018 10:56 AM
The World Cup needs Messi (His hands) to be great.
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Sandile2743 May 06, 2018 01:57 AM
He's a good player yes and will always be on the football history books but cannot be compared to Zidane, Maradona, Pele etc. So far his greatness ends at club level. It's not that he's being accused or put under pressure. Every top footballer is always expected to do great things for the country. That's why you always get topics like "Players To Watch At World Cup" He can keep what he has and be the best player only at club level or do something to complete his profile.
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Athobe May 05, 2018 11:59 PM
World cup not child's play atleast must get copa america
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Dvdee May 05, 2018 11:00 PM
Messi is just simply the Best of the Best
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Michaeltshigama May 05, 2018 10:13 PM
This madala is crazy n that's his opinion about that cow if his is legend or not n he better keep it to himself
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strowman May 05, 2018 08:16 PM
Messi the G,O,A,T
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strowman May 05, 2018 08:15 PM
Messi has no mercy when it come to goals the real king of kings
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Voltaire May 05, 2018 08:12 PM
Only an idiot with a low iq would think someone needs a "30 day cup" to be considered the greatest player of all time.
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barca-baccaneers May 05, 2018 06:20 PM
why is He treated so bad like Jesus Christ after he was Baptized if you the son of the God change this rock into bread it axacly the same there has never some kind of pressure to the current and former great footballers when they were obliged to they are the greatest they did it with ease but messi is being persecuted by all kinds comparisons
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Sky Days May 05, 2018 05:55 PM
If both CR7 and LM10 retire before winning world cup that means they are not greatest players? That is insane. We see things from deferent angles and have our own opinions and judgements. To me they will always be the best
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Tshidi lerato May 05, 2018 04:51 PM
There are so many players dat won world cup are they considered as d greatest??? messii is d goat without world cup
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cowpule May 05, 2018 04:48 PM
He does....all great players have won the world cup Ronaldo R9,Ronaldinho,Zidane,Pele,Mara dona and even iniesta who's been behind Messi scoring goals
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Daniel D Joined: 21 Feb 2018
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Daniel D May 05, 2018 03:59 PM
Hell no he does.when u spik of Pele everyone understands that he is a GREAT but for messi its DEBATED.He needs international glory to silence the debate.
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Sky Days May 05, 2018 03:43 PM
Messi is the greatest.
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baba ka Luvo Joined: 06 Jan 2018
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baba ka Luvo May 05, 2018 03:41 PM
story of sour grapes they have been bleksamed by Chile now this bro if u cant handle heart get out in the kitchen chookers
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@gunners May 05, 2018 02:46 PM
He's not the great vele let him fool himself

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