01-10-2012, 04:39 AM
I see your you are saying but I do not agree
Who else whould you place?
Quote: Originally Posted by sinan »
Just look at the World Cup 2010. He was nearly invisible...
This is from the BBC link I placed...
Then there is also the issue of the World Cup - the greatest stage for Pele and Maradona.
In Messi's defence, it seems clear that club football, and especially the Champions League, has superseded the World Cup as football's main event.
Barcelona are clearly superior to Spain, for example. But, while Messi does not bring his club form into a World Cup, there will always be a question mark against him - not so much about his ability, but more about his temperament.
At Barcelona, he is the brightest cog in a wheel that spins with mechanical precision.
With Argentina, the wheel is always threatening to come off its axle. Can Messi flower in less fertile soil? Can he show the leadership to haul his compatriots in the right direction?
As the little man himself would say, he has only just started. He should have at least two World Cups ahead of him to silence the doubters. Plus a decade more in the Champions League.
The first seven years have been the aperitif. I can hardly wait for the main course.
Quote: Originally Posted by 07MaverickP51 »
Don't you ever let me catch you PHONIES in my side of town............