Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino rates Barcelona among the great teams in history.

Pochettino says his compatriot Leo Messi is the best player in the world and believes Barca to be one of the greatest sides in the history of the game.

"Messi is the best at the moment, just like (Diego) Maradona and Pele were in their day," he said.

"And Barca, statistically, are one of the best two or three teams in history - perhaps even the best."

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