11 Sep 2018: Modric is great, but Messi is much better: Luis Enrique
Former Barcelona manager, Luis Enrique, said that Messi is the best footballer in the world.
This comment comes after Leo Messi was excluded from the list of top three contenders for the FIFA awards.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, and Luka Modric have been shortlisted this season, for the prestigious award.
Messi's exclusion has raised eyebrows since he had won the domestic brace in 2017/18.
Comments: No one better than Messi
Enrique said that if he talks about the best Croatian players, Modric and Rakitic would definitely make the cut.
However, if he has to comment about the best player in the world, there is no one worthy enough to take Messi's place.
Enrique has seen Messi from close quarters as he had managed Barcelona to a treble in 2014/15.
Messi: Why was Messi's exclusion a complete snub?
Messi's exclusion is unreasonable since he had a hugely successful season in Spain.
Messi won La Liga and Copa Del Rey with Barcelona, along with the European Golden Shoe for being the top scorer.
He achieved this feat even though Barca were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the UCL.
On the other hand, Salah didn't win a single piece of silverware with Liverpool.
Fact: How is Luis Enrique performing as Spain's manager?
Enrique won his first competitive match with a score of 2-1, which was played against England at Wembley. Next, Spain will be facing Croatia on September 12 at 1:15 AM. The matched can be seen on Sony Ten 2 or streamed on Sony Liv.