- Nov 26, 2015
This has been answered extensively by other posters looking through the thread. You also originally said midfielders but even with the narrowing to 5/6 (which another poster pointed out isn't where he played anyway) he has nothing on Mascherano, Cambiasso, Gago. Argentina have always had an absolute surplus of talent across their midfield and attack & using Meireles is such a weird example - he was the definition of an average player who had good work rate. I'd say he wasn't even at the level of Herrera who is defintely an inferior player to the aforementioned Argentinians.Go ahead and list the top class Argentinian players from their back 5/6 who underachieved and were better than Meireles. I'll wait.
I get some people will fight Messi's corner no matter what is thrown at them but this isn't about Ronaldo vs Messi - it's a simple comparison of two national teams. Portugal vs Argentina on paper is so one sided over the last 15 years in Argentina's favour it's weird you don't see it.