In conversation with El Universo, Kempes, who often speaks about the state of Argentinian football, said it’s “ridiculous” to criticise Messi for having yet to win the World Cup and called for the comparisons with Maradona to end.
“Maradona is Maradona, that’s indisputable, but he doesn’t play anymore,” Kempes said, according to ESPN FC’s Samuel Marsden. “He stopped playing a long time ago. Messi (still) runs and delights us. You can’t compare the two because they played in different eras, in different teams, and with different teammates.
“We have to stop this. They say Maradona is God, but there’s only one God (points to the sky)!”
Kempes also suggested that, unlike Messi at the 2014 World Cup, Maradona had luck on his side when Argentina conquered Mexico in 1986.
“When Diego won the World Cup in 1986, perhaps he had the luck that Messi has not had,” Kempes said. “Diego had very good teammates and things went well. Messi has good teammates, too, but what happened is that Diego, with the Hand of God, went to the …read more
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