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Diego Maradona Jr: Messi cannot compare to my father

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Diego Maradona Jr has weighed in on whether he thinks Lionel Messi is as good as his father was.

In football, some questions are better left unanswered. A perfect example of that is who the better player between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona is.

To compare players from totally different eras, playing in different positions is extremely difficult.

Fans from the current era will likely lean towards Messi while the much older fans will opt for Maradona.

Going by club standards, the Barcelona seems to nudge it all and it terms of national achievements, Maradona is in a league of his own. In summary, it’s hard to exactly point out who the better player is but let’s see what the legendary Argentine’s son thinks.

“Messi is a phenomenon,” Maradona Jr said in an interview with Sport.

“But nobody is comparable with my father. You cannot compare humans to aliens.

“We can say that Maradona is the God of football and that Leo is the best of the humans.

“I’m sorry, but nobody will reach my old man’s level. It’s impossible.”

It’s clear that he has a very high opinion of his father.

If Messi can’t be compared to Maradona, what are his thoughts on the age-old Messi vs Ronaldo debate?

“I adore Messi,” he continued.

“He’s the best around and Cristiano doesn’t even come close to him.”

Well, that’s that settled then.

But if Messi is the second greatest player in history behind only his dad, who comes in at No.3?

“Ronaldo [Nazario],” he said, “the real Ronaldo.

“After these three, then come the others.

“Although [Johan] Cruyff deserves a separate mention for the mark he left on football.

“He changed the sport by himself.”

Facts only from Maradona’s son? Or only just being biased due to family ties? Well, some other legends seem to be on the same page with him.