It has come to the attention of Marco van Basten that Lionel Messi’s personality is not what makes him one of the three greatest players in history.
The Dutch legend claims Messi is not one of the greatest players ever.
The Dutchman describes Messi as a warrior but says he isn’t a warrior, saying he is more like Pele, Diego Maradona, and Johan Cruyff than the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.
In his opinion, the former Barcelona captain does not put himself on the front line of combat as he prefers to stay back.
Van Basten told France Football that among the three greatest players in history, he considers Pelé, Diego Maradona, and Johan Cruyff as the three best in history.
I always dreamed of playing like Cruyff when I was a kid. In my opinion, he was the best player of all time among the greatest of all-time football players.
It has been a few years ago since we last saw each other, and I have neglected to communicate with him.
The best player in football history is undoubtedly Cristiano Ronaldo and there is no doubt in the world about that.
Messi closed the worst season of his career with 40 G/A in 45 games, alongside 2 titles. I repeat, THE WORST (!)
set the bar too high🐐 pic.twitter.com/EHZ8CBBa3d
— Ayush ⚡ (@idoknowball) June 12, 2022
In addition to Messi, Maradona was also a great player, but the most compelling aspect of their team was his personality.
It is not Messi who puts himself in the front line for going to war, but the people doing it.”
During the past few years, Messi and Ronaldo have dominated the world’s soccer for quite some time now
Although it is debatable whether Messi and Ronaldo are the two greatest footballers in history or not, there can be no denying their dominance in the game at the club level, equal to nothing that anyone has ever achieved.
It is incredible to think how many Ballons d’Or these two forwards have won between them, a very exciting achievement.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won five Ballons d’Or himself and has seven to his name, has won seven of them thanks to Lionel Messi.
In addition to Van Basten, other players were mentioned who he believes deserves to be considered as well.
In addition to Cristiano Ronaldo, Michel Platini, and Zinedine Zidane, he also stated: “I can’t forget about any of them”.