Former Argentina and Barcelona coach Cesar Luis Menotti believes the biggest difference between Diego Maradona and
“Diego was more rebellious than Messi. When something did not go his way, he got angry with himself. He was a great team-mate who was very supportive,” Menotti told Sport. “Diego was more of a fighter. They are different characters.
“But he comes from a different background than Leo. He came from a very humble neighbourhood and took one step at a time, first at Argentinos Juniors and then at Boca Juniors. He endured more difficulties not just on the pitch, but in life in general as well.
“But Messi never gives up either. He expresses himself in a different way than Maradona, but they both do magical things on the pitch.
“Messi has been fortunate enough to arrive at a club like Barcelona where he is surrounded by great players. Barcelona looked after him.”