Hold up. Hold up. *RECORD SCRATCHES* *FRAME FREEZES* You're probably sitting there wondering how I, Leo Messi, have come to be considered as the best player of all time by most armchair football analysts everywhere. Imagine that! Me, a 5'5 Manlet with no heading ability, never won anything for my country, never performed outside of the same system, considered as the absolute GOAT! Haha, it's pretty funny to me too! Well it all started in 2006 after the universal decline in football...
*OLD FOOTAGE REWINDS* see after the 2006 world cup, any player who would put me to shame either declined substantially, or retired all together! It got so bad that someone like Pique is considered as an elite defender nowadays! Haha. But enough about that. Here's some highlights from my performance in the 2010 world cup..Oh what? There were no highlights? Moving on...
I don't even think I have a picture good enough to show how butthurt you are right now.
So have this picture of Federer making the exact same smirking face 6 different times, since it accurately describes how much of a joke you are.
>I, Leo Messi, have come to be considered as the best player of all time
Probably by spending your life searching social input in internet instead of enjoying the beautiful scenary of a semi cloudy evening like this one or honing any kind of abilities
you are a worthless retard who has resorted to shitposting in an effort to cover up the numerous times you have been called and blown the fuck out in countless threads about mandril and MESSI. your knowledge about football is pathetic and so are your attempts to fit in by posting controversial (read: retarded) garbage in a pseudo-confident manner.
stop posting any time.
>never won anything for my country
So he has 1 trophy for Argentina at a U-21 level. There's no doubt Messi is GOAT but its clear he doesn't perform as well for country as he does for club. Which is probably due to the system Argentina uses
>a lot of strikers and some other forwards
Our best midfielder has to be literally Messi by obligation because anyone else is barely even redeemable at an elite level.
>Argentina's current generation is better than Germany's
Now I know you just watch le big matches and buy every meme coaches do on a whim. Is Pepe a Left Mid too just because Mourinho used him there against Barca in 2011?
>even close to elite at this point
He fluked a 2007-level run at the WC -with a team literally made so that he could perform better- and the fact that we got to the final while we were barely scraping by mere matches before that when Masche was playing like shit is proof enough that we don't have any midfielders: even a 1-dimensional DM doing his 1-dimensional job well could be enough, but we don't even have that.
Di Maria played his best football ever for Madrid when Ancelotti played him at CM along with Modric. He was amazing that season. Better than he ever performed on the wing, mostly because he was much more consistent.
>Germany have the quality, but are a bunch of proven chokers
>Argentina with a working-class team who worked their asses off to get to that point
This is a pretty clear cut matter. Did Greece have the best players at 2004?
We have a lot of great strikers and the best forward depth out of any NT, but that's not enough in modern midfield-dominated football. Thing is, we still could have a better team in terms of names and system than we currently have, but even that wouldn't be world class. It would just be serviceable enough to let Messi, Aguero and co. do their job, like the '86 team was serviceable enough to let Maradona GOAT it up and Burru+Valdano contribute with whatever they could
not in players, in play absolutely, but it takes a strong midfield and defense to built up a successful attack. messi, dimaria, aguero, higuain, individualy no german player is better than any.
Neuer > Romero
Lahm > Zabaleta
Hummels > Demichelis
Boateng > Garay
Howedes > Rojo
Kramer < Mascherano
Schweini > Biglia
Kroos > Perez
Muller > Lavezzi
Ozil < Messi
Klose > Higuain (on World Cup form)
Why exactly are people claiming that Argentina had a better team? Especially considering the fact that 6 of their starting players were used to playing together at Bayern
I don't think this phenomenon has to do with general skills completely, I'm one of those who think that each one has his own strong points as opposed t the other.
But I'm trying to reflect the generalised bandwagonning when comparing the same or a similar performance by the 2.
>>Ronaldo socres 5 against Granada
>4 of them were via Penalty and 1 was a tap in
>daring to compare the GOAT with the pedo known as cristiano rolando
>I'm one of those who think that each one has his own strong points as opposed t the other.
What exactly is Ronaldo better at? I can only think of heading, penalty taking and about equal in overall scoring. Dribbling, vision, short range passing, long range passing, crossing, creativity, set pieces, even defending - all Messi
of them were via Penalty and 1 was a tap in
>The one playing for the shit team ends the year with more goals than the one playing for the best team around and that doesn't mean anything
>Knocked out by Atleti in Spanish Cup
>Knocked out by Juve in cl
>Sucks at winning Spanish league cause inconsistent players
>Disqualified from Spanish Cup for being retarded
>Meme coach who is gonna get exposed
>0 trophies in 2015
Being a Real fan must be suffering lmao! Especially if your favorite player is gonna be arrested soon. I can see why you're such a miserable wreck hahahahahha supporting a shite team and living in lebanon hahahahhaa wew lad.
di maria severely underperformed at the WC after having the best season his career
every argentina game at the WC looked like this
defence wins the ball --> mascherano charges forward to the centre --> messi has to drop back that much to pick it up - and then runs the game all by himself
argentina has no midfield
one time at this film festival i volunteered i met this awesome Libanese girl, and she actually won the festival with her amazing movie about Beirut
And i tought Libanon is a pretty cool country, but whenever i see you post on 4chan i forget everything and have nothing but hatred for everything Lebanese
Because muh memes. I was astounded that Argies managed to create better chances in regular 90 mins, too bad they physically collapsed later due to second consecutive OT while having a day less of rest compared to Germans.
Uhh, except that's not true. Unless by off the ball movement you mean strictly "breaking the offside trap to get to a through ball".
Messi is much better at finding pockets of space to receive the ball and at dragging defenders out of position.
>takes a bunch of literal shitters like higuain and palacio to a copa america and world cup final
>wins barcelona 4 champions leagues after they only won 1 (one) in 120 years
>has 90% of world football records, even broke pele's annual scoring record which he did against brasilerao teams
>can play 3 different positions over the course of a game and excel at all of them versus europes top teams from every single league
>all of this from 18-27 years old
>not the GOAT