Former Boca Juniors goalkeeper Hugo Gatti has claimed that the only way
Lionel Messi can prove he is the best player in the world is to move to
Real Madrid and show that he can achieve what Cristiano Ronaldo did.
Messi produced a spectacular performance in Barcelona’s 5-1 win against
Real Valladolid on Tuesday – scoring a brace and assisting another two –
his compatriot isn’t convinced that he can do the same against big
“It seems as if I am anti-Argentine, but until Messi plays
in the big games, he will continue to be a player of home games,” Gatti
told the TV show ‘El Chiringuito de Jugones’.
“He has to have balls to go to Real Madrid and prove everything there like Cristiano [Ronaldo did].
“Otherwise he will be just one more [player].
went to the best club in the world. Messi plays at home, on his pitch
with everything [that comes with that in terms of home comforts].
“Let him play in the Champions League and the World Cup, otherwise he will always be one more.
“When he plays there, he will fight with [Johan] Cruyff, [Diego] Maradona and Pele.
“Messi plays when they let him play. It’s very easy to play with everything in your favour at home.”