Gary Neville has chosen Lionel Messi as his greatest player at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe have excelled at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Both PSG teammates have scored five goals in six games, but the 35-year-old has more assists. Messi and Mbappe each have three assists in Qatar.
Argentina and France will play in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final on December 18. Neville identified the player that impressed him the most in Qatar before the mega battle. The former England international said Mbappe has a superior support structure than Messi.
Neville remarked on Sky Sports, “I’ll say Messi because Mbappe’s team is better.”
Mbappe has fantastic players surrounding him, whilst Messi’s are good.
The defender-turned-pundit said Argentine teammates were covering Messi’s defensive flaws and expecting him to win games.
“I shot a picture during the last five minutes of Argentina vs. Croatia on Tuesday. Messi was alone on the box with 10 Argentinians. Neville continued, “It summed up Argentina.” “Isn’t the World Cup a mission for him? And the rest of his squad is so collective around him in terms of how they’re playing, they’re almost saying, “We’ll keep a clean sheet, be horrible to play against, and then he’ll win us the game.”
Rivaldo predicts Argentina will beat France in the World Cup final.
Rivaldo supports Argentina after Brazil’s World Cup elimination. The 2002 World Cup winner backed Argentina to beat Kylian Mbappe and Co. and said Lionel Messi deserves to win.
Former Barcelona player tweeted:
“Without Brazil or Neymar, I’m picking Argentina.”
Messi, I’m speechless. You deserve to be world champion because of who you are and how well you’ve played football, but God will crown you on Sunday.
Rivaldo scored 130 goals in 235 games for Barcelona between 1997 and 2002.