Lionel Messi Declares Cristian Romero the World’s Premier Defender After His Remarkable Performance for Argentina Against Ecuador.
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Messi, once more, emerged as Argentina’s savior on Thursday, securing a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Ecuador in their World Cup qualifying clash with an extraordinary late free-kick.
However, amidst his monumental performance, the 36-year-old didn’t forget to commend Romero, hailing him as the “best defender in the world”.
“For me, he is the best defender in the world right now,” Messi told reporters after the game. “Amazing performance tonight, man of the match.”
Receiving such high praise from the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is undeniably significant, yet not everyone shared the same view as the Inter Miami superstar.
Social Media reactions
Taking to Twitter, one user wrote: “Martinez is better, Saliba too, Varane also & many more.”
“Saliba plays golf???”, another joked.
“Not even the best at Tottenham”, a third exclaimed.
However, others were quick to agree with Messi, with one fan tweeting: “He is absolutely spot on, there is no CB itw as good as Romero is.”
“Messi knows what he’s talking about! Romero is a beast,” another remarked