Messi best of the best
09 July 2014, 21:31
Rio De Janeiro - Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella Lionel Messi had no hesitation in declaring Lionel Messi better than both Arjen Robben and Neymar.
Messi, Robben and Neymar have all added to their reputations with outstanding performances at the World Cup, and have been key to Argentina, the Netherlands and Brazil respectively.
With Argentina heading into a semi-final showdown with the Netherlands on Wednesday night, much of the focus will be on Messi and Robben.
When asked to compare Messi his Barcelona team-mate Neymar and Bayern Munich winger Robben, Sabella had no hesitation in naming the La Albiceleste forward as the best of the trio.
"Robben is a great player. He is very important for Holland. Like Neymar is for Brazil and Messi for Argentina," Sabella said. "Each of them is important for their teams, but Messi is the best of them all."
Having last reached a World Cup semi-final in 1990, when Argentina went on to lose in the final to West Germany, Sabella feels the class of 2014 have already done the country proud.
"After 24 years Argentina is among the four best teams in the world," Sabella said. "I think this group of players has already won. Let's see if we can win even more."