Argentina Captain, Lionel Messi Names World’s Best Defender

Argentina captain, , has named the world's best defender at the moment.

Speaking to Telemundo (via MD), Messi revealed that Tottenham Hotspur's Cristian Romero was the best defender in the world.

Messi said, “I think he [Rimero] is the best defender in the world right now.

“He played very well, and, in my opinion, he was the man of the match.

“Having him behind me is the best thing that can happen to me. He always forces me to go forward, because he always wants to play one on one against his opponent. I have gotten used to not looking back and that is very good for an attacking player.”

This comes as Argentina returned to competitive action against Ecuador for the first time last Friday since winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup trophy in Qatar.

After friendlies against Indonesia, Curacao, Australia and Panama, Argentina secured a 1-0 win over Ecuador.

Messi scored the only goal of the match with a brilliant free kick.

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