Comparing the Argentina captain with Arjen Robben of the Netherlands and Brazil’s Neymar, Sabella on Tuesday held up Messi as the undisputed No. 1.
Sabella says: “Each of them is important for their teams but Messi is the best of them all.”
After a disappointing World Cup four years ago, Messi has carried Argentina into the semifinals in Brazil, scoring four goals — the same tally Neymar reached before injury ruled him out of the tournament. Robben, who faces Argentina on Wednesday, has scored three.