The former Barcelona captain has compared his former football teammate to Michael Jordan in basketball.
Carles Puyol compares Lionel Messi with Michael Jordan
Carles Puyol does not doubt that Lionel Messi will be remembered as the greatest footballer in history. The former Barcelona captain has compared his former football teammate to Michael Jordan in basketball. “If someone asks me who Michael Jordan is, I always say that he is the best basketball player in history,” Puyol told reporters. “I think the same about Messi, and he has the same status. Leo is the best footballer in history. I understand that it is difficult for a Real Madrid fan to admit that he is the best. My opinion is just like any other. But his goals are there, and it’s objective data.” Messi is often criticized for not winning trophies with Argentina, but Puyol is confident that he can still do it, and he believes that he will continue to win with Barcelona.
“I am confident that Barcelona, led by Lionel, will continue to win titles,” Puyol added. “He still has something to do with the national team too. Although I’m not Argentinian, I would be delighted if he did it. I think he deserves it and I know he wants to do it.” Messi will remain at the Camp Nou, and the ex-defender cannot imagine anyone living up to what he has already achieved at the club. “He has already broken all records at Barcelona,” continued Puyol. “I don’t know if anyone can compete with him in the future. He set the bar very high.”