Former Boca Juniors goalkeeper Hugo Gatti has stated that the only way Lionel Messi can claim to be the best in the world is if he goes to Real Madrid.
According to Gatti, Messi has to achieve what Ronaldo achieved at Real Madrid to prove he’s better.
“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].
“Cristiano 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.”