Lionel Messi opened the scoring for Paris Saint-Germain in the 1-1 draw against Benfica on Wednesday at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
The 35-year-old continues to show that the 2021-22 football season was an abnormal year for him. In this 2022-23 campaign, the Argentine has shown he’s back to his usual self ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
During a segment on CBS Sports’ Golazo, Jamie Carragher explained that he intends to put his England allegiances aside so Messi can cement his legacy.
“He’s the best player I think all three of us have ever seen,” Carragher. “You’ve got greats that come before, obviously. Pelé, maybe Johan Cruyff. Of course, we saw Maradona. But I would say Lionel Messi is the greatest player to ever play football.
“And that may not be universal in everybody’s eyes because everyone associates you have to almost win a World Cup. And I would love nothing more than in Qatar for Argentina Lionel Messi to win the World Cup, just to cement them where I see him, but in everybody’s eyes as the greatest player to ever play the game.”
"I would love nothing more in Qatar than for Argentina and Lionel Messi to win the World Cup…"@Carra23 is putting his England loyalties aside so Lionel Messi can cement his legacy. 👀 pic.twitter.com/fXYkqv4Kss
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) October 5, 2022