The president of FIFA Gianni Infantino has stated that the Argentine needs a World Cup in his cabinet to be considered the greatest of all time.
There is no doubt that the Catalan is one of the best to ever step on a football pitch. He is even considered the greatest player of all time by many, but that is not the case for the head of the world football’s governing body. Infantino has drawn a comparison between Messi and Maradona, insisting that only a World Cup trophy can help Leo become the greatest of al time.
“Messi is extraordinary but he is yet to win a World Cup,” Infantino told the newspaper La Nacion.
“There are lots of amazing players who never won the World Cup and that is what made Diego so special in football – winning major titles for both club and country.
“Messi may be there (in Russia) and we may see him in 2022 because he very rarely picks up injuries, even if players try to foul him, they can’t get near.”