Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has named the player he believes is currently the best in the world.
Simeone has managed Atletico since 2011 so he has witnessed the great Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo era.
Fans, pundits and players used to debate who was the better footballer and even today some people will still argue about this.
But times have changed and with the emergence of goal-machine Erling Haaland, Messi has a new rival with the pair the favourites for the coveted Ballon d’Or award.
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Speaking at a press conference ahead of Atletico Madrid’s fixture at Valencia on Saturday, Simeone shared his thoughts:
“The best player in the world right now? Messi.
“Messi, he became a world champion. What more does he have to win to continue being the best in the world?”
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