Lionel Messi: Former Spanish star Senna brands Argentine best in the world

Lionel Messi: Former Spanish star Senna brands Argentine best in the world

- Lionel Messi remains the best footballer in the world according to Marcos Senna

- The former Spanish midfielder shared the pitch with the Argentine a number time in the La Liga

- Senna also believes that Neymar will soon win the Ballon d'Or award

Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has been branded best player in the world by former Villarreal superstar Marcos Senna.

The 43-year-old Brazilian born Spanish midfielder spent over a decade with the Yellow Submarine where he scored 33 and 16 assists in 356 appearances in all competitions.

He made 28 appearances with the Spain national team winning the UEFA European Championship in the process.

The former midfielder insisted that there is no player that comes near the Argentine in terms of greatness.

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Senna further stated that Paris Saint Germain Neymar will emerge Ballon d'Or award winner in the future.

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For me, [Messi is] the best in the world, individually,” Senna told Goal. “There's no one better than him. He is the man.

Neymar is a complete player. He is Ballon d'Or worthy, but he needs more luck due to the injuries.

Let's see what happens now, I'm cheering for PSG in this Champions because for me, Neymar is Ballon d'Or worthy.”

When asked if he thinks his former team could qualify for any European competition next season despite sitting eighth on the table at the moment, he said it is possible but will be difficult.

There are 11 games to play and our hope is that Villarreal can start a good streak of victories because we still have possibilities of reaching a Europa League spot,” Senna said. “[Reaching the] Champions League is more difficult but it also can happen.”

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The retired midfielder won the UEFA Intertoto Cup with Villarreal in 2003 and 2004 before parting ways with them in 2013. earlier reported that Barcelona are preparing for massive overhauling this summer with Lionel Messi, Stegen and De Jong said to be the only three players who are safe.

The Argentine star has been playing for Barcelona since he was young starting from the La Masia Academy before he got the chance to play for the first squad.

And since the 32-year-old entered Barcelona's first team, Lionel Messi has become an important member of the squad with the team even built around him.

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