Diego Maradona Says Messi is New Maradona

Lionel Messi does his Maradona imitation against Getafe. Scores a goal just much like Diego’s goal versus England. Watch it the Messi goal in the video below. To really top Maradona as the best player of all-time,  it’s probably true that Messi needs to help Argentina win the World Cup, perhaps this next one in Qatar 2022 is his best and maybe last chance to do just that.

Diego Maradona is now proclaiming Barcelona’s Lionel Messi as his true successor.

“I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi,” Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning captain was quoted a saying on Friday.

“Messi is the best player in the world, along with Ronaldinho. I see him as very similar to me,” Maradona told the BBC referring also to Barcelona’s Brazilian playmaker.

Maradona was speaking after 18-year-old Messi’s brilliant display for Barcelona against Chelsea in their Champions League match at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

The teenager was far from overawed in a game between two of the best club sides in the world and played a big part in Barcelona’s 2-1 victory.

See the Maradona like Messi goal and how Messi explained his incredible goal against Getafe.