Tough one for me.
I still like the street/ rubbish pitch footballer story.
Making Napoli win, plus I like Naples as similar to L’pool (even weather wise these days ) etc.
Messi is much smoother in that he’s been at Barça since he was 13/14 but his consistency is absolutely brutal in all aspects of the game. Goals, assists, aesthetics etc year after year after year.
It's difficult to compare because of the different era in which they played. Maradona was a tough cookie along with being skilful. If he'd have played in the modern era, with more protection, he would have been even better. I don't subscribe
to the Maradona is better because he won the WC though. Yes he was phenomenal in 86, but Stephan Guivarch is a WC winner