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AC Milan legend Maldini: Barcelona defender Pique best in world

AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini rates Barcelona defender Gerard Pique as the best in the world. Interviewed in L'Equipe, the 41-year-old was particularly expansive about his views on football a year after his retirement from the professional game.

"When I see Messi play, in my opinion, he should win the Ballon d'Or every year. He is an unbelievable player.

"I like Pique a lot. He has class. He knows how to defend and also how to score. He is perfect in a duo with Carles Puyol.

"Alessandro Nesta remains one of the strongest defenders. Milan's Thiago Silva can also become a super champion."

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