Every year we have the same discussion. What makes a player the best player in the world? Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been fighting side by side the last decade or more, but this year we have players like Mo Salah and Luka Modric, who wants a piece of the pie. Two players who deserves to be mentioned as they are two very good players who had a great season last year, but tell me one thing please – are they they better than Lionel Messi?
The double in Spain, most goals in Europe, most big chances created, most dribbles, most MOTM awards etc… Is this an individual award? If yes, how can Messi not be one of the last three? We can agree on the fact that Messi failed at the World cup, but so did all of his teammates. Can Messi be blamed for the Argentina crash? Should the world of football expect him to save Argentina every time? And if he doesn’t, is he not still one of the best three in the world?
Messi deserves to be on that fucking stage and I can not and will never be able to understand why he wasnt’t in the year of 2018. Can this only be given to a Champions league winner or finalist?
What makes “The best”? Who is “The best”?