Ex Boca Juniors goalkeeper, Hugo Gatti has said Lionel Messi has to quit Barcelona and join Real Madrid to prove he is the best player in history.
According to Hugo, Messi will not be able to compete against Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Maradona and Pele if he remains at one club, Barcelona.
Gatti believes Messi has been very comfortable at Barcelona while Ronaldo and the rest were ready to move out of their comfort zone.
His words, “It seems as if I am anti-Argentine, but until Messi performs in the big games, he will continue to be a player of home games,”
“He has to have balls to go to Real Madrid and prove everything there like Cristiano [Ronaldo did]. Otherwise he will be just one more [player].
“Cristiano went to the best club in the world. Messi plays at home, on his pitch with everything [that comes with that in terms of home comforts].
“Let him perform in the Champions League and the World Cup, otherwise he will always be one more [player]. When he performs there, he will fight with [Johan] Cruyff, [Diego] Maradona and Pele.
“Messi performs when they let him perform. It’s very easy to perform with everything in your favour at home.”
Messi, now 32 years old, has won a record five Ballons d’Or alongside Ronaldo, scoring 608 goals and recording 247 assists in just 695 appearances for Barcelona across all competitions in his career, claiming La Liga’s top scorer award five times and winning it six times in the Champions League.