Lionel Messi: Rafa Márquez drops the ‘bomb’ of FC Barcelona 10 years later: “We were never good friends” | MEXICO

Lionel Messi and Rafa Marquez they are pure history in the FC Barcelona. Both are part of that sextet that the Catalans achieved in 2009. However, not all the titles they obtained together made it possible to develop a good friendship, as the former Mexican footballer confirmed this Wednesday after passing through the set of El Chiringuito, Spanish program in which he has spoken at length about the relationship he had in Les Corts with the Argentine star.

The former Barcelona defender made it clear that he was never friends with Lionel Messi, as the media in Spain speculated for years. They did not go beyond a respectful relationship, but they did share the goal of always doing the best for the club.

“We were never very good friends, let’s say, it was always a good relationship, cordial and respectful. We were both quiet, in the dressing room that was how we carried her and on the field we transformed ourselves to win each game ”, declared the also former defender of Atlas.

On the other hand, Márquez was asked whether Lionel Messi seemed like a better player than Ronaldinho. The Mexican had no doubts and chose the former Brazilian footballer, with whom he shared his best years at Barcelona.

“I lived with Dinho from the beginning in Barcelona and I saw his distant abilities, obviously Messi is an out of series, but Ronaldinho was magic, the joy of football, the party. When you thought he was going to do something, he would take something else out of the hat, it was magical. We know that maybe he never gave what he could ”, the Mexican explained.

The popular Kaiser of Michoacán also made it clear that, in his opinion, Pelé is the best footballer that history has given, regardless of the fact that he was not in his time as an athlete. He also stated that he would give the Ballon d’Or to the Polish striker of Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski.

“The best of all time is Pelé, although I did not see him play but for all that he won, how he marked football and his importance despite the times he played (…) For the Ballon d’Or this year he gave it to him to Lewandowski and if it weren’t he is between Leo and Benzema, but it is very difficult to prefer one of those two “he explained.

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