The former Parma forward, Inter, Chelsea, Milan and River Plate, among other teams, was Messi’s partner in the 2016 World Cup in Germany. “It makes me happy to see him play in the national team. I would love, as an Argentine also, to see him world champion. Leo is a guy who has been at a very high level for many years, receives kicks, gets up and faces, always working “he assured. “His thing goes much further than as a player or athlete, he is an example of a professional, with seriousness, honesty, always correct.Messi transcended more than we believe worldwide and I think he is much more than a great soccer player, “he added. For Crespo, Messi will not cease to be” huge “if he does not win a World Cup, because he is “beyond a title”. “Actually, if you think about it, somehow it is soccer that owes Messi,” he said. Former striker Hernán Crespo, now Defense and Justice coach, said on Wednesday that “it is very difficult to be Messi”, because “nobody can put himself in his place” and that the Barcelona striker is “much more than a great soccer player” . “It is very difficult to be Messi, nobody can put himself in his place as nobody could, at the time, put himself in Maradona’s place. It is impossible to know what they think and what they live”, Crespo told the Olé newspaper.