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'Messi Needs To Win World Cup To Reach Maradona's Level'

'Messi Needs To Win World Cup To Reach Maradona's Level'

By SL International - Apr 02, 2018 02:32 PM

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi needs to win the World Cup in order to reach Diego Maradona's level, according to a former Argentina coach who has won the trophy.

Read: Report: Messi Wants Barca To Sign Bayern Star

Messi been compared with Maradona since the start of his career, most notably due their similar playing style.

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

"Messi is always compared to Maradona, to reach that same level he needs to bring the World Cup to Argentina," Former Argentina coach Carlos Bilardo told Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo.

However, Bilardo believes Argentina have a good chance of winning the coveted trophy this year in Russia.

"They have a good chance," he added.

"Messi needs to be given total freedom, with no defensive obligations.

"The team is strong and go one better than in 2014, when we could have won. We were better than Germany."

Read: Messi & Suarez Rescue Unbeaten Barca

Do you agree with Bilardo's comments? Have your say in the comment section below.


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Nick#10 Joined: 08 Dec 2016
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Nick#10 Apr 03, 2018 10:45 AM
@smo Talking abwt assist who has da most assists in Argentina??who has da most goals for Argentina??mabye overall da Argentina Maradona played for was better but if we have to single out individuals then Messi rules...world cup is team effort my cow nd don't Mention CP7 coz he's below their league
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Nick#10 Apr 03, 2018 10:40 AM
@Mbuzi Ndlovu balance me my cow so u saying da only reason Maradona is better than Messi is da world cup trophy?hahaha if that's da case then Messi is by far the best coz he has many reasons for it
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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Apr 03, 2018 09:41 AM
And he is gone win the world cup
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link&iviwe Joined: 20 Mar 2018
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link&iviwe Apr 03, 2018 07:46 AM
African players should seek argentine citizenship or Argentine must open doors and allow African players to play for the national team so they can benefit from African magic like Portugal france england Germany Italy the list is endless maybe Messi could sit out of the match and win Glorious world cup because he has shown us the nearest its just Higuain is incapable of stealing any glorious chance to honor Messi like that black portugues in Euro16 final
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smo Joined: 30 Dec 2014
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smo Apr 03, 2018 06:12 AM
@Mbusi Ndlovu I agree with u. Maradona had gr8 influence in Argentina winning the world cup. Plus Messi fans argue that he is a better player than cr7, for example, based on that he wins games on his own for barca By not only scoring but also by assisting n dribbling. What better way to prove that than with different players at national level..
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link&iviwe Joined: 20 Mar 2018
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link&iviwe Apr 03, 2018 05:42 AM
@Mbusi Ndlovu take a mirror and seeyour kwaaaa reflection what you see from your face is how your brain look like so you like a little boy no longer read correct or careful my coment is not only about messi if your english teachers ever thought about plural then you wouldnt be making these silly annoyng things of your like little man guyz yes plz let us carefully read words infront of our eyes bcs it makes us look stupid
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Apr 02, 2018 11:58 PM
He smoke glue Messi is far better than maradona, Messi has broken many records
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Mbusi Ndlovu Apr 02, 2018 11:01 PM
@spanish laligabbva also Maradona was surrounded by his own cows but he still managed to win the world cup kwwwwwwwaaaaaaaa
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Mbusi Ndlovu Apr 02, 2018 10:52 PM
@Thobz10 kwaaaaaa kwaaaaaa where have you been all along my brother with this answer i like it most when you say SPOON FEED HIM that's exactly what's happening kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
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Chicharito07 Joined: 27 Nov 2015
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Chicharito07 Apr 02, 2018 10:48 PM
Its his expertous opinion he is right in his own mind, I think "comparison" & "discredit" belongs in the same WhatsApp Group
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Mbusi Ndlovu Apr 02, 2018 10:48 PM
@link&iviwe kwaaaaaa so you mean Messi not great enough to win the world cup with out motivation from his country,kwaaaaaa do you really know what does that mean, Maradona won the world cup against ALL ODDS so who's the GREAT now WOW Maradona a a a avatar.
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Mbusi Ndlovu Apr 02, 2018 10:41 PM
@Nick#10 kwwaaaaaaakwaaaaaa u ryt Maradona didn't win the world cup alone as it is with Messi he won't win it along but still which ever u look at it there is Maradona's name on that world cut trophy so we say Messi and his Argentina must do what Maradona and his Argentina did kwwaaaaaaakwaaaaaa messi dolo as yet . but though let's wait for Russia if he doesn't then he might as well kiss it good bye.
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Mbusi Ndlovu Apr 02, 2018 10:40 PM
@Nick#10 kwwaaaaaaakwaaaaaa u ryt Maradona didn't win the world cup alone as it is with Messi he won't win it along but still which ever u look at it there is Maradona's name on that world cut trophy so we say Messi and his Argentina must do what Maradona and his Argentina did kwwaaaaaaakwaaaaaa messi dolo as yet . but though let's wait for Russia if he doesn't then he might as well kiss it good bye.
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link&iviwe Apr 02, 2018 10:28 PM
So why maradona only won 8 trophies in his entire career then iniesta is better than him if not comparison is for discrediting Messi or desparate Argentines to win world cup they failing to support & motivate or encourage their own players to perfom to their ultimate best
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Nick#10 Joined: 08 Dec 2016
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Nick#10 Apr 02, 2018 09:01 PM
Is Messi playing alone?did Maradona win 5 Ballon D'or no man.Argentina must help Messi to win da world cup nd Messi has surpassed Maradona's level long ago Maradona did not win da world cup all by himself when are those idiots gonna learn
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Thobz10 Joined: 12 Feb 2016
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Thobz10 Apr 02, 2018 05:53 PM
@spanish laligabbva so is Alba, Villa, Pique, better than Messi because as u say, they "spoon fed" him at barcelona and have also won the world cup?
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Thobz10 Joined: 12 Feb 2016
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Thobz10 Apr 02, 2018 05:50 PM
@downzzz stick to local football coz what you've just said is total hogwash
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King_YaYa13 Joined: 20 Feb 2014
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King_YaYa13 Apr 02, 2018 05:49 PM
Fortunate were the 80s and early 90s cats to witness such greatness like Maradonas'. Now is our turn turn to enjoy Leo please. We all know they ain't the same.
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Apr 02, 2018 04:57 PM
Comparing Pure talent with an Drug addict can only be done by insane or jealous people#truth hurts
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clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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clemz7 Apr 02, 2018 04:51 PM
King Messi is better than Maradona by far, we can compare them but mina angithi lomfana ungupelepele

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