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Messi Has To Win World Cup To Be Better Than Me – Ex-Brazilian Star Edilson

(FILE) Argentine ahead Lionel Messi gestures throughout the Spanish league soccer match between FC Barcelona and Levante UD on the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, on February 2, 2020. LLUIS GENE / AFP.

 

 

Former Brazilian star, Edilson says Lionel Messi has to win the World Cup to show he’s higher than him.

The 49-year-old was a part of the Brazilian aspect that received the Japan/Korea 2002 World Cup title.

He additionally claimed that in his prime, he was higher than Messi and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Equally, Edilson stated compatriot Neymar has to win the competitors to be higher than him, insisting that he was extra skillful than the trio.

Messi and Ronaldo have received 11 of the final 12 Ballon d’Or and have various particular person prizes to their names.

However Edilson, who performed for Palmeiras and Corinthians in his dwelling nation and was by no means nominated or received the Ballon d’Or, harassed that his World Cup medal gave him an edge over them.

“At my best, I played better than Neymar,” he was quoted as telling TV Bandeirantes.

He added, “He (Neymar) needs to win the World Cup in order to be better than me. I have personality, and for Messi to be better than me, he also has to win the World Cup.”

For Ronaldo, Edilson believes the Portuguese is sweet with each ft and has energy however nonetheless doesn’t match his expertise.

Messi performed the ultimate match of the 2014 World Cup with Argentina the place his aspect misplaced narrowly to Germany one to nil in Brazil.

Ronaldo and Neymar have additionally made it to the semi-final of the competitors with their respective nations.

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