Africa-Press – Cape verde. Argentina legend, Juan Roman Riquelme has offered a diplomatic take on the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) debate between compatriots Lionel Messi and the late Diego Maradona.
Riquelme is one of a handful of players to have played with both football icons for Argentina.
Messi and Maradona are widely regarded as two of the best players to have graced the game and have won the FIFA World Cup.
Having grown up idolising Maradona, Riquelme said the late footballer was the greatest player for him at the time while recognising Messi’s world-class prowess.
“Maradona?,” Riquelme told ESPN (as per GOAL).
“He’s the greatest I saw on a football pitch when I was a child.
“Now when I grow up, the greatest is Messi. I was lucky to play with both of them, for me it was a very big dream.”