Venezuela coach, Rafael Dudamel, has named Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, as his best player in history.
Dudamel stated this ahead of Venezuela’s 2019 Copa America quarter-final tie against Argentina on Friday night.
Venezuela head to the game after defeating Bolivia 3-1 in their last match while Argentina defeated Qatar 2-0.
“For me, he is the best in history, winning or not winning titles with Argentina, that will not take him out of first place on the podium,” Dudamel was quoted by Sportskeeda as saying at his pre-match press conference.
“Everyone admires him. It is so much excessive admiration that some are paralysed, both teammates and coaches.”
The kick-off time for the match is 8pm.