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After Lionel Messi led Argentina to the World Cup title in Qatar at the end of last year, the 35-year-old is taller for Scaloni than his compatriot Diego Armando Maradona, who died in November 2020.
“If I have to choose one, I choose Leo. He’s the best of all time, although Maradona was also great,” Scaloni told Spanish radio station Cope on Tuesday.
Maradona had led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, Messi was the outstanding player in Qatar in the third World Cup triumph for the “Albiceleste”.
“If he licks blood, he’s number one”
Scaloni brought Messi back to the team after a hiatus following a disappointing 2018 World Cup in Russia and raves about working with the Paris Saint-Germain striker.
“Coaching Messi is easy. You can’t correct him on a technical level, but sometimes you can tell him to push or to attack in a way. When he’s bleeding, he’s number one,” explained the team boss.
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