Glenn Hoddle: Maradona is better than Messi and Ronaldo

One of the legends of British football, Glenn Hoddle also condolences the death of Argentine legend Diego Maradona. As a tribute, he claims that Maradona is a better player than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Diego Maradona is known as one of Argentina’s all-time legends. His iconic moment was when he led Argentina to become world champion in 1986.

Meanwhile, at club level, Maradona has defended a number of European giants including Barcelona and Napoli. Diego Maradona’s greatness is undeniable. Many have praised him as the best player in the history of this sport.

The name of the Argentine legend is often juxtaposed with the Brazilian legend, Pele, who won three consecutive World titles with the Brazilian National Team.

However, the presence of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo made the public begin to split into two camps. There are those who think Maradona and Pele are better, but there are also those who think that Messi and Ronaldo are better.

But for Glenn Hoddle, Maradona is a better player than Messi and Ronaldo because he has faced and played alongside the Argentine legend.

“I had the opportunity to be able to play with Diego Maradona in the testimonial of Ossie Ardiles’ match,”

“For me, he is the best player on the planet at the moment and the best I have ever seen, even better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi,” Hoddle told Standard.

Even according to Hoddle, if Maradona played in the current Era, of course he would still be the best.

“What he can do on this pitch now will be phenomenal, and with all the rules in place too. So yes, it must be Maradona,” he said.

Diego Maradona himself had breathed his last last Wednesday night (25/11) due to a heart attack. The death of the legend has made connoisseurs of this sport come with condolences, including Glenn Hoddle himself.

Through his personal Twitter account, Glenn Hoddle revealed that Maradona’s death was a grief for football around the world.

Penulis: | 27 November 2020 | blog