Lionel Messi will never be as good as Diego Maradona, says Argentina World Cup winner

Lionel Messi has taken some criticism for his performances for Argentina (Picture: Getty Images)

Lionel Messi will never be seen on the same level as Diego Maradona, according to Argentina World Cup winner Hector Enrique.

Messi has scored 65 goals in 129 games for his country, but has often been criticised for failing to win the World Cup or Copa America.

Argentina finished runners-up at the 2014 World Cup, where Messi won the Best Player award, and have finished second at three Copa Americas with Messi involved.

However, Enrique, who lifted the 1986 World Cup with Argentina, alongside Diego Maradona, has blasted the Barcelona mans performances for the national team.

Hector Enrique won the 1986 World Cup with Argentina (Picture: Getty Images)

Messi, unfortunately, has had a hard time in the national team, Enrique told Ataque Futbolero. I hope that in the next World Cup he will have the luck we had, but Messi will never reach Maradonas level.



What I want is for Messi to play. If he is not having a good time [in the team], its better not to come.

At 31-years-old, Messi has already scored 11 more goals than anyone else in history for Argentina, 31 more than Maradona managed.

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The Barcelona forward is also closing in on the record for most caps, currently 18 behind record-holder Javier Mascherano who won 147.

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