It’s not an open secret to know that El Hadji Diouf is a big fan of Lionel Messi.
The former Senegalese international and double African footballer of the year, is impressed by the talent of Messi and says he is the best player of all time, ahead of Pelé and Diego Maradona.
Last Thursday, the Argentinean was voted best striker of the 2018-19 season with 51 goals in all competitions, including 12 in the Champions League.
“Leo Messi, better than Pele, better than Maradona … and even better than me! What he does is beyond the extraordinary. He’s an alien, “ Diouf told FIFA’s website.
Asked about the best Senegalese player of all time, he said: “It’s me, of course! I am the only Senegalese player to win the African Gold Ball twice and I won them without forcing! » .
During his career, Diouf scored extraordinary goals but his best was the one against Morocco who qualified Senegal for the World Cup.
“The most important goal of my career is against Morocco, which qualifies Senegal for the World Cup. It is a center of Ferdinand Coly, and resumed half-volley of El Hadji Diouf! » .