Chris Kamara - Ignore those who say Messi must prove it at a World Cup
Lionel Messi eclipsed Gerd Muller's record for goals in a calendar year with both in Barca's 2-1 win at Betis on Sunday night.
He is absolutely brilliant, top, top drawer. The superlatives are not enough when you talk about that little fellow.
This record will never, ever be beaten and the thing is, he's not even finished yet!
He'll rightly be there forever and a day... and poor old Radamel Falcao - Messi's goals have swept his five under the carpet!
But the Colombian is certainly playing his way towards a Premier League move, there's no doubt about that.
As for those who say that Messi can't be considered the best ever because he's never led Argentina to a World Cup in the way Diego Maradona did, you have to take into account the fact that in those days, international football was the be-all and end-all.
Club football was secondary. Players like Pele weren't playing in challenging, cosmopolitan leagues like they are nowadays.
I thought Maradona was the best player I've ever seen but these days, I always make sure I get to the Nou Camp at least once every year just to get to see Messi.
He's such a brilliant player.
It was possible that Messi could've had that incredible World Cup in South Africa, but Maradona stuck him out on the wing and didn't give him the role he wanted.