Spain’s captain, Sergio Ramos has hit back at Argentina legend, Diego Maradona after the football king opined that Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin, was better than the Real Madrid captain.
Reacting to Maradona’s opinion, Ramos said that Barcelona skipper, Lionel Messi is also by far the best in Argentine footballer in history.
Maradona had earlier this week, claimed that the Real Madrid captain was not as good as his Atletico Madrid rival ,Diego Godin.
But asked about the Argentine’s comments after Spain’s 1-0 victory over Iran on Wednesday evening, Ramos hit back at the 57-year-old, saying that he was a long way behind Messi’s current ability.
He told reporters, “In Argentina they know that Maradona is light years away from the best Argentine player in history, which for me is Lionel Messi.”
Ramos led Spain to secure their first victory at this year’s World Cup following Diego Costa’s second-half strike, but a defensive Iran were making life difficult for the former world champions.
Speaking on the win against Iran, Real Madrid’s right-back, Dani Carvajal said, “The team sits back and that is a tactical strategy that is part of the game.
“But the injuries are simulated. This is not football, it is disloyal, but everyone there with their conscience.”