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'Messi is the best of all time'

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Lionel Messi
Is Lionel Messi the best ever? At least the best of times? The argument is ongoing. Discussions came to a halt when it came to the trophy. Messi has yet to win a major trophy for the country. The number of people who think that winning the Copa America this time is the end of the controversy is not less. However, Lionel Scaloni is not in that side. In the eyes of the Argentina coach, Messi is the best of all time.

Argentina has not won a major trophy since the 1993 Copa Amrica. The long trophy drought of 26 years has intensified in the last few years as Messi's unavailability is added. He has a successful career as well as personal achievements for Barcelona. But he has not yet tasted a big trophy win in the national team.

This time the Copa-America final is another chance, once again in front of Argentina and Messi. The opponent here is Brazil, who have won the Copa America five times since Argentina's last trophy.

In the last edition, Argentina dropped out from the semi-finals after losing with Brazil. There are such chances for Argentina to win the final.

However, in a press conference before the final, Argentina coach Scaloni said that he does not measure Messi with a trophy.

"Whether he wins or loses, he is still the best footballer of all time. He doesn't need a trophy to prove it."

"Of course we want to win. We want to win for us, for our people."

"It's a final match, everyone knows what it means. There is no need to go to the footballers and say it again and again. And to be honest, the last year and a half we've seen, at the end of the day, football is pretty much secondary than our life. These 90 minutes are important, of course, but the footballers know that life will not stop after that."

The Brazil-Argentina final will start at 8 am Bangladesh time on Sunday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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