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Only Messi is better than me, says Francesco Totti

March 28, 2013

Lionel Messi is is the one of the best players in world football, though there might be other players, who could give him a run for his money. One player that immediately comes to one’s mind is Cristiano Ronaldo, who has drawn comparison with the Argentinean player. But, one Italian legend, Francesco Totti feels that only Lionel Messi is better than him in world soccer. How many would buy into Totti’s words?

The Italian attacking player told La Gazzetta dello Sport, “There is only one player who is doing things that I could never do and that is Messi.” Taking nothing away from the Italian player, but this statement is uncalled for, as there are players in world football, who could even say the same, such as Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney, Xavi, just to name a few, but they choose not to due to their respect to the game of football as well as other players. Messi has drawn comparison to players such as Pele and Maradona, who are known as the greatest to have ever kicked a football.

The Italian player also went ahead and said, “I do not think there is an Italian footballer who I would place above myself in a list, though. The numbers speak for themselves.” How would players such as Del Piero, Maldini, Inzaghi react to such comments? There is no denying the fact that Totti has been one of the best players who has ever played for Italy, but stating himself to be the best Italian footballer does not do enough justice when there are plenty of other players who can prove him wrong with the so called records as well. If we just look at the records for the national team, Totti has scored 9 goals for the national team, whereas Filippo Inzaghi has scored 25 times and Del Piero – 27 goals. So on which logic do we derive that he is the best player for Italy alone?

Totti is currently the captain of the Serie A side, Roma. He has not played for any other club, even though, he had plenty of big opportunities to move for cash rich clubs. So, if he claims to be one of the best player that Roma has ever produced, there would be no denying the fact, but the above two – best player for Italy ever and only Lionel Messi is better than him does not hold great logic. Totti has represented for the most number of times in Roma jersey and also is the highest goal scorer with 281 goals at present.

 

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