Carlo Ancelotti has named four players in football history who are better than Lionel Messi. During a press conference on Thursday, Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho argued that there have been great footballers who have played the game better than Lionel Messi.
He cited Diego Maradona, Alfredo Di Stefano, and Johann Cruyff as players who played the game better.
“Is Messi the greatest in history?” he asked. He’s a fantastic player, but I can’t tell who’s the best.
Messi is largely considered as the greatest of all time (GOAT) after leading Argentina to victory in the 2022 World Cup.
“There have been so many wonderful players… Maradona, Di Stéfano, Cruyff.. I don’t know.”