Misc. Blues wrote:
Messi is the best active player in the world period. You don't know squat about the game to say he sucks. Barcalona doesn't pay him around $350K a week because he sucks. He's pure class when it comes to football.
Dude, he couldn't even score the last 2 to 3 games! How many times did he miss the net completely? I am not talking about club soccer.
Even Ian Drake on ABC said Messi would be judged very harshly after this game. I can't believe people compared him to Maradona. It's not even close! Maradona was on another level!
Messi should start shooting up coke, maybe then people will sing the Maradona-like praise to him. Diego was using PED's, plain and simple. Unproven, since no one bothered to check, but it's clear as daylight given his post-soccer addiction-ridden life.
Also, did you know that Maradona did not score a single goal in the final game of the 1986 world cup that Argentina won? He had one assist, but for the pass to become an assist the other guy has to score. Well, Messi put so many balls for his forwards to snatch onto in the box and they either coughed the ball up or missed the net. Higuain, for his part, even had a perfect pass from Toni Kroos of Germany to go one-on-one. What did he do? Put it wide. Best player or not, you can't win if the rest of your team refuses to help you.
And "even Ian Darke" can eat horse shit. What has he ever done to judge the sport's greatest player. And where would Ian Darke be right now if not for guys like Messi who continue to make soccer the most watched sport in the world.