Argentine playmaker Juan Sebastian Veron affirmed that Lionel Messi is the best player in the world at this moment...Juan Sebastian Veron, who revealed to have had a private meeting with Marcelo Tinelli to possibly join San Lorenzo, affirmed to the press that Lionel Messi "is the best player in the world."
"Today Messi is the best player in the world and when you have a player of those characteristics it is logical that everyone always looks to him to play. He knows how to assume his role," Veron declared to TyC Sports.
Veron believes that the Barcelona superstar "has matured a great deal in the last two years, because he has accumulated experience."
In reference to Juan Roman Riquelme's decision to quit the national team, Veron admitted that "he isn't a player who can easily be replaced because he is a classic anchor man."
But he affirmed that Diego Maradona will "find a way to replace him with other players or by changing his tactical scheme."
"Besides what has happened with Riquelme, the national team have lots of options."
The South American Footballer of the Year for 2008 stated that from now until the World Cup Argentina will experience several changes.
"To achieve our objective the group are more important than the team itself."
Gregory Sica, Goal.com