Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti feels Lionel Messi is not the best player to ever play the game. Notably, Lionel Messi produced an incredible performance in the FIFA World Cup final and guided his side to the title triumph. He scored two goals in the 90-minute game and opened the penalty shootout with yet another impressive goal.

Ever since PSG star added World Trophy to his illustrious trophy cabinet, football experts have started rating Messi as the GOAT. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has won almost every major title possible at club and international level, including the La Liga title, the UEFA Champions League, the Copa America and the Finalissima. After beating Kylian Mbappe-starrer France, Lionel Messi completed his trophy cabinet.

Meanwhile, Ancelotti has claimed that there is no doubt that Messi is an incredible player, but he restricted himself from calling him ‘best ever.’ “Hard to say, I don’t know if he is the best in history. It’s not so fair to say that, because each era has produced very good players. I have enjoyed so many good players,” Ancelotti said.

The Real Madrid manager further claimed that his team’s striker Karim Benzema too has a right to jump in the debate. "I have enjoyed watching players like Maradona, and Cyruff. Then we have out Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema who has every right to be included in the list," Ancelotti added. Notably, Benzema won the 2022 Ballon d’Or after guiding Real Madrid to La Liga title and Champions League triumph.