Barcelona's Pique blasts Maradona over Messi rap

Gerard Pique has blasted Diego Maradona for his attack on Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi. Maradona branded Messi selfish, but Pique snapped back: "When (Messi) scores a goal by dribbling past five players, no-one criticises him. Maradona scored a good goal in the World Cup (1986) against England. "Four months ago he said that Leo was the best in the world and now he is criticising him. As a former player, besides, he should know better. "Maradona is the past and Messi is the future."

Gerard Pique has blasted Diego Maradona for his attack on Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.

Maradona branded Messi selfish, but Pique snapped back: "When (Messi) scores a goal by dribbling past five players, no-one criticises him. Maradona scored a good goal in the World Cup (1986) against England.

"Four months ago he said that Leo was the best in the world and now he is criticising him. As a former player, besides, he should know better.

"Maradona is the past and Messi is the future."

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