Lionel Messi, according to Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu, does not need to win the FIFA World Cup to prove he is the greatest footballer of all time.
Atsu believes the Argentina international has already done enough to establish himself as the greatest footballer of all time.
As a result, he now has the most goals (five, tied with Kylian Mbappe) and assists (three) in the tournament.
On Twitter, Atsu commented on Messi’s magical performance against Croatia, saying the PSG star doesn’t need a World Cup trophy to prove he’s the greatest.
“He doesn’t need the World Cup to prove he is the GOAT. Messi,” the former Newcastle United winger tweeted.
Meanwhile, Messi has indicated that the 2022 World Cup will be his last for Argentina, hinting at retiring from international duty.