Re: 2012-2013 Discussion Thread for La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, etc
Being the best in the world against the best in the world in a pressurised situation is far more impressive than a goalscoring record over the course of one year.
The moment Messi turns it on in a world cup, I can guarantee everyone on here who had previously said it wasn't important will suddenly be creaming their pants over just how important it is. You don't think the World Cup matters at the moment because Messi hasn't performed to his best at a World Cup. That's the simple truth. It's your safety option. If Messi never performs at the WC then you'll bring up all this stuff about how the champion league has evolved to become more prestigious yada yada yada.... If he does perform at a WC then you won't need to scramble for an excuse.
I personally don't have any bias on the issue whatsoever. The moment Messi has a brilliant WC I'll concede that he really is the best player of all time.
Last edited by Henry Hill; 12-10-2012 at 07:08 PM.