According to Joe Cole, Lionel Messi is “still the greatest player in the world.” ETIENNE FERMIE.
Argentina scored a stunning goal for Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night as Mauricio Pochettino’s side beat Manchester City 2-0.
Old enemy Cristiano Ronaldo also shone 24 hours later, becoming the winner in the last breath when Manchester United beat Villarreal 2-1.
But despite the two still leading on the biggest stage, Chelsea icon Cole still strongly prefers Messi.
Appearing as a pundit at BT Sport after Argentina’s latest arena, the 39-year-old said: “It was just a matter of time, it was a beautiful goal.
“He was going to play in a big game against Man City.
“You still say to some people, ‘Will he be able to do that in England?’
“Well, he has scored against the best team in England at the moment.
“What he does very well … to do it at this speed, he’s bent over it, and it’s incredible to get a good connection and turn it upside down.
“For me, he’s still the greatest in the world, still the best. I’m excited to see what he can do with this PSG team.”