The Lionel Messi haters say that Lionel Messi is not a good player until he does win a world cup. But this is not t all true. They say he can not be the best until he does win a world cup like Diego Maradona. But to be the best in the world you do not have to win a world cup for sure. Diego Maradona might have won the world cup with Argentina in the year 1986 in Mexico, but he won I by cheating and his infamous HAND OF GOD , in the match against England. Diego Maradona was a disgrace to football his cocaine problem at Napoli is well known Diego Maradona was thrown out of the 1994 world cup in the U.S.A for using the banned drug Ephedrine. Lionel Messi has never done these things and will not do it for sure. And please note just winning a world cup does not make you a very good footballer, so let us take the case of the French striker Oliver Giroud , he won the 2018 world cup in Russia with France. But he did not score a goal neither did he have a single shot on target nor did he have a ingle shot at the goal, in the entire world cup. But the records set by Lionel Messi is enough to claim the title as the best footballer.