​Ahead of his team's visit to the Camp Nou on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League, PSV Eindhoven coach Mark van Bommel has revealed that Lionel Messi will still be the greatest of all time despite not winning the Ballon d'Or.


​Barcelona's record-breaking goalscorer was left out of the final shortlist for FIFA's 'The Best' award but the former Barcelona midfielder turned coach believes that ​awards and accolades don't define a player, especially Messi.


On being asked about the same at PSV's pre-match press conference, Van Bommel told ​Marca, "Messi is still number one. Even if he doesn't win the Ballon d'Or."



Speaking specifically about the game, Van Bommel discussed that he and his team will still do everything to upset Messi and co in Catalonia.


The Dutchman said, "If I was satisfied be losing by as little as possible I would stay at home. Barcelona are not at their very best, so let's try. There are always surprises in football."


The media though came up with a cheeky question at the end of Van Bommel's press conference as they asked him about his altercation with Andres Iniesta in the 2010 FIFA World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands.


He replied as he concluded, "It's amazing. It is something that happened in 2010, we're previewing a game in 2018."