Atletico Madrid star, Saul Niguez has hailed Barcelona icon, Lionel Messi ahead of their crucial LaLiga clash with the Catalan giants this weekend, by stating that, "there is no doubt that the Argentinian is the best ever".
Atletico go into the game two points ahead of Barcelona and would need to ensure that their opponents drop points on the night, considering that they also have rivals, Real Madrid breathing at their neck in the league table.
For that to happen though, the Spaniard knows that his side will need to keep who he believes as the best ever player in check on the night.
"For today’s people, there is no doubt that the Best is Messi. There can be no doubt. People who are older, after 40, can tell you Maradona, Pelé, Di Stefano. But since I believe that football evolves, do what it does. He is the best player in history, not just current. I admire Cristiano for how he works, how he is, but I think Messi, at a football level, has no comparison," he said in an interaction with Pablo Pereira on Twitch.
The 26-year-old for his part has established himself as one of the club's most important players under manager, Diego Simeone, and while impressive on the pitch - he has only managed to score only two goals and register one assist in 37 games this season.