By Sedara Philip
Argentine legend, Juan Roman Riquelme has named Lionel Messi and the late Diego Maradona as the two greatest football players he has ever seen in his life.
Riquelme said this while thanking Messi for playing in his farewell game over the weekend.
He had his testimonial at La Bombonera on Sunday night when a Boca Juniors XI clashed with an Argentine XI.
Messi has been a huge fan of Riquelme and also considers the former Barcelona midfielder a role model.
Speaking on Sunday after the match, Riquelme took a minute to thank Messi for accepting the invitation.
He said, “Messi and Maradona are the two greatest players I have seen in my whole life. It is wonderful to have him here.
“I apologize to your family Leo that you had vacations and stayed a couple more days, I’m very grateful that you [Messi] always said yes to me and for all the bosteros, I am lucky to have you here, it is unforgettable, I hope you had a great time. I love you very much.”