Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has described Lionel Messi as the Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T).
Guardiola, who enjoyed huge success with Messi at Barcelona, placed him ahead of Diego Maradona, Di Stefano, and Pele as the best players in history.
According to him, those who choose Maradona, Di Stefano, and Pele do so for “sentimental” reasons.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Guardiola said:
“Everyone has an opinion but nobody can doubt he’s the greatest of all time.
“For me, he’s the best, difficult to understand a player can compete with what he’s done. The people who saw Pele or Di Stefano or Maradona, the opinions are sentimental, but [on] the other side, if he [hadn’t] won the World Cup, the opinion and my opinion wouldn’t change.”