Inter Miami superstar Lionel Messi recently praised legendary French footballer Zinedine Zidane in an interview. Zidane is widely regarded as one of the finest players in football history, known for his playmaking skills, dribbling ability, and elegance on the ball. He won 13 major titles during his 17-year career, including the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and the UEFA Champions League in 2001-02.
Messi, who recently sat down for an interview with Zidane, lauded the Frenchman as “one of the greatest players in history.” He reminisced about Zidane’s iconic moments, including his goals in the Champions League final against Leverkusen, his performance in the World Cup final against Brazil, and his famous Valencia goal.
During the interview, Zidane asked Messi if he wanted to replay a game from his past, to which Messi responded that he has no regrets in his career, but the 2014 World Cup final against Germany still sticks in his mind. Despite scoring four goals and providing an assist in the tournament, Messi was unable to secure victory in the final, with Germany ultimately claiming the title in extra time.
Fortunately, Messi was able to redeem himself years later when Argentina beat France in the World Cup final, allowing Messi to finally get his hands on the coveted trophy.