By Rob Shepherd
I had spot of lunch with Glenn Hoddle, Ossie Ardiles and their old Spurs team mate Paul Miller at Planet Hollywood recently.
It’s always great to hear former stars tell tales about the old days and of course how the game compares now to back then. It is what BOBBY is all about.
So with ex-England legend Hoddle and Argentine World Cup winner Ardiles around the table, the BIG question had to to be asked didn’t it..?
Maradona or Messi..?
Hoddle: “Maradona. He did it when defenders were kicking lumps out of you. Amazing player. He won a World Cup on his own…”
Ardiles: “For me Messi. Not just for the way he plays, but how long he has delivered and how he lives his life. Of course Diego was a great player, but really, really great for too short a period. He didn’t live well and sometimes when he turned up to play his condition was bad.”
Paul Miller ordered another bottle of red; Hoddle went for a Rioja, Ossie a Malbec….
Who would you vote for..?
By the way If you haven’t seen it before here is Maradona and Messi going head to head at football-tennis. In the supporting roles are no less than Carlos Tevez with Messi and Uruguay legend Enzo Francescoli playing with Diego.