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Ramos: Maradona is Light Years Away From Messi

Sergio Ramos: Diego Maradona Is Light Years Away From Lionel Messi

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 21, 2018 10:34 AM @KeeganKruger

Spain captain Sergio Ramos has responded to Diego Maradona's recent criticism by insisting that FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi is a far better player than he ever was.

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Earlier this week, Maradona suggested that the Real Madrid defender isn't a real leader, or at least not in the way Atletico Madrid and Uruguay stalwart Diego Godin is.

Speaking after his side's 1-0 victory over Iran on Wednesday, Ramos took the opportunity to hit back at the Argentine, claiming that Messi is a far superior footballer than he was.

"In Argentina, they know that Maradona is light years away from the best Argentine player in history, which, for me, is Lionel Messi," Ramos said, as quoted by Marca.

The Spaniard also touched on his side's underwhelming performance against Iran.

"They (Iran) went out to waste time, whereas we like to win in a different way," he added.

"We leave happy. We've taken another step forward, and now we have to try to top our group, it's our objective.

"I still think we can improve in all aspects."

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La Furia Roja will play Morocco in their final Group B game at Kaliningrad Stadium on Tuesday.

Do you agree with Los Blancos captain's views? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Thesis Joined: 11 Dec 2017
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Thesis Jun 22, 2018 07:32 AM
maradona should and play his play station and leave the great Messi alone.
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Thesis Jun 22, 2018 07:30 AM
That maradona is starting to annoy us, Messi is very great player. Please maradona shut up u dnt know anything about football u fail in a national team as coach.
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Mpho wa Cosmos Jun 21, 2018 05:37 PM
@Rockyrantsha4208 so it means Ronaldo ke boss bcz he is delivering while surrounded by bo cow pep n Average players
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shadae Joined: 26 Aug 2014
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shadae Jun 21, 2018 02:43 PM
i agree with u ramos
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Rockyrantsha4208 Jun 21, 2018 02:41 PM
The Argentina of today is different because dey think via Messi ...it seems dey cnt do things on their own....Messi is a great player bt he dsnt hv quality players in Argentina....
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afrikaanse Jun 21, 2018 02:24 PM
I love maradona but he is becoming to develop a big mouth like women
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MR E Jun 21, 2018 02:21 PM
Ramos is right Messi far better than Maradona who was a drug addicted, he should concetrate on smoking nyaope!
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tsikaldinho Jun 21, 2018 01:08 PM
Tha Maradonna is against every playa dng better thn him
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Maclane Jun 21, 2018 12:17 PM
always has something to say, but yep u are right for the very first time about Messi
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rasbhuda Jun 21, 2018 11:41 AM
Agreed
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MfanoYellow Jun 21, 2018 11:32 AM
He will not say it in front of Mara.
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Mentashe Jun 21, 2018 11:01 AM
SPAIN IS NOT GOING TO THE SEMIS.
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Khosism Jun 21, 2018 10:58 AM
Crespo will not agree with you captain.

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