"Everyone says Messi and [Cristiano] Ronaldo because they have dominated the game for 15 years, and the third player is always different," he said in an interview with FIFA .
"When you talk about the best players in the world, people automatically say midfielders and attackers, but we also have great defenders.
"People won't say him because his role is not to score lots of goals and get lots of assists, but what he does in training and on the pitch is magnificent."
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