Although Messi has admittedly played a number of more games for the national team than Maradona managed throughout his playing career, the five-time Ballon d'Or victor has also scored nearly twice as many goals. He's the best in the world with Cristiano [Ronaldo].
This time a year ago Messi scored a hat-trick as Argentina beat Ecuador 3-1 in a must win game to see them qualify for Russian Federation 2018.
"For me it's hard to talk, but it's pointless wanting to make a man who goes to the bathroom 20 times before a match into the leader". Before speaking to the manager, he will be on the PlayStation, and then on the field he asks to be and wants to be the leader.
Messi is a great player but he doesn't get it.
The 31-year-old linked up with Barcelona in 2001, and has gone to become one of the greatest players in the history of football with 563 goals being scored in 648 appearances in all competitions.
Barcelona have reportedly started to plan a new contract for forward Lionel Messi.
But he has struggled to reproduce the same scintillating form when wearing the blue and white shirt of Argentina.
Maradona, who made his comments from the Mexican state of Sinaloa, where he recently took over as coach of local second-tier side Dorados, said Messi's break was a sensible one.
After Argentina endured a hard World Cup campaign in Russia, Diego Maradona has once again taken the opportunity to question the credentials of Lionel Messi. "We offered him triple the salary he has at Barcelona, but he never accepted".
Erdan, Israel's minister for strategic affairs, described Students for Justice in Palestine as an extremist organization. American Lara Alqasem sits in a courtroom prior to a hearing at the district court in Tel Aviv, Israel on Thursday.
It was unlikely the weather would clear on Saturday and helicopter flights were likely to be possible only on Sunday. Police official Bir Bahadur Budamagar says that a storm Friday night destroyed their camp.
The precipitous fall of the market in previous days has alarmed Trump who had tethered his electoral fortunes to soaring stocks. The comments followed his strongest criticism of the Fed late Wednesday when he said the central bank had "gone insane ".
Met Éireann issued Status Orange weather warnings for 13 counties, with high winds coinciding with high tides yesterday evening. An amber warning for rain remains in place for parts of south Wales until 6pm, with further flooding and power cuts likely.
Djokovic will take on seventh-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa, whom he leads 6-1 on head-to-heads. The 37-year-old Swiss top seed faces Spain's unseeded Roberto Bautista Agut on Thursday in the last 16.
The CDC reported 362 total cases from August 2014 to August 2018 with a major rise in cases reported in 2016 across 39 states. The disease, health officials say , is hard to positively confirm by anyone other than a few specially trained neurologists.
Wedding watchers thought Princess Eugenie would wear the tiara that her mum wore for her wedding to Prince Andrew. Another royal wedding , another public display of affection from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
However, last year's Ligue 1 runners-up have struggled this season, sitting 18th and with only one win in all competitions. Henry will make his first steps into management, after a reported switch to Bordeaux over the summer never materialised.
Search teams - working by air, boat and on the ground - have entered Panama City , Mexico Beach, Alligator Point, Eastpoint, St. Emergency services carried out dozens of rescues of people caught in swiftly moving floodwaters in North Carolina .
New stores and online growth help IKEA fend off rivals
Ingka said it experienced sales growth in a majority of its 30 markets, with one of the biggest increases recorded in China. Its CEO, Jesper Brodin, told Reuters that online sales jumped almost 50 percent to account for 8 percent of total turnover.
10 cases of AFM reported in IL
Recently, Minnesota state officials also put out an alert after receiving reports of six recent AFM cases involving children. Children's Mercy encourages people to stay home when they are sick to prevent the spread of respiratory illness.
Novak Djokovic has world No 1 spot in his sights
The top seed turned on the style in Friday's last match on court, recording a 6-4 7-6 (7-4) victory after one hour and 51 minutes. The top four players in the world - Nadal, Federer , Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro - had already qualified for London .
De Minaur sets up Zverev clash in Shanghai
Tennis young gun Alexander Zverev has scared the absolute daylight out of a young ball boy at the Shanghai Open. De Minaur, 19, defeated France's Benoit Paire 6-4, 6-3 to enhance his growing reputation.
Have 19 hours? World’s longest commercial flight takes off
The twin-engine plane uses a modified system that burns 25 per cent less fuel than other aircraft of a similar size, Airbus said. Once it enters service with Singapore Airlines in October, the A350-900 will embark on the longest continuous flight on record.