Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona are undoubtedly two of the best footballers in history. Obviously, there is a lot of controversies about which one of them was better than the other. That is why many people see them as rivals, even though there has never been a public argument between them.
On October 30, the former Napoli footballer turned 60. For this, he received hundreds of greetings and compliments from friends and admirers. Many of the greetings were made by soccer stars like Ronaldinho, Pele, Paolo Maldini, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronald Koeman.
However, Lionel Messi did not publish any photos or messages for his compatriot, even though Maradona had supported him during his fight with former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Furthermore, Maradona had assured that Messi had not been treated as he deserved in Barcelona.
On the other hand, when he was the coach of Dorados de Sinaloa en 2018, he said that Messi could not be the captain of the Argentinian national team because he lacks of the personality required. Maradona confessed that Messi is the kind of player that goes to the bathroom many times before an important game due to nerves.
In addition, he said that Messi is the best in the world in Barcelona, but that he does not stand out above the rest in the Argentinian national team. It seems that Messi remembered the criticism and that is why he did not wish him a happy birthday.