''if you do not win a world cup then you can not achieve that title because what ever Messi has won and will win and will do has already been accomplished by other players who have world cups''.... LMAOOO this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.... hahahahaha.... so all it takes to be the best in the world is to be part of a team that has won 7 games at the WC???? Cruijff, Van Basten, Di Stefano, Yashin, R.Baggio, Eusebio etc were just some amateurs because they never won the WC??? LOL
Only player that won the WC by himself was Maradona but today something like that is not possible any more. Argentina has good chances to win the WC with their next generation, only problem is that 2014 is in Brazil where it will be very hard for everyone but Brazil and in 2018 he will be 30 years old so his chances are really slim. Nobody never won as much as him at his age, there are few players that has won a lot at his age but they were more on a bench than playing while he was one of the key players in Barca on their way to glory. Only player that we can compare to Messi is Ronaldo who was even better than Messi when he was 23 years old, unfortunately ''El Phenomeno'' was injured most of the time so we never really see his full potential. Messi will probably stay with Barca for a long time and won't be left on his own like Ronaldo was and because of that I believe that Messi can be even bigger than Ronaldo who is the best attacker of all time and one of 5 best players in history of football.
Messi is 23 years old and he has won EVERY possible trophy with Barca and is the best player on planet for the last two years, he has 13 trophies with Barca and over 40 individual awards (given by FIFA, UEFA, LFP etc), for Barca he has scored 130 goals (27 in European competitions) and won FIFA U20 WC with Argentina where he was top scorer and player of the tournament.... he has at least 7 years of football in his legs and even if he retires now he would be one of the best of all time but when he finishes his career he will be without a doubt the best player of all time, only Maradona and Ronaldo are on his level, the rest can't touch him.