World Cup ‘Maradona is light years behind Messi’ – Sergio Ramos hits back at Argentina legend over Godin jibe Tommy Doleman 15:01 6/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(26) Getty World Cup Lionel Messi Sergio Ramos Iran v Spain Argentina v Croatia Spain Argentina The Real Madrid and Spain defender considers a domestic rival at Barcelona to be a better player than an illustrious World Cup winner from 1986 Sergio Ramos has hit back at Diego Maradona by claiming Lionel Messi is the best Argentine player in history.The Spain captain was responding to the 57-year-old who, earlier in the week, said the Real Madrid defender was not as good as his Atletico Madrid rival Diego Godin.Ramos, 32, was speaking after Spain’s 1-0 win over Iran at the World Cup on Wednesday and made it clear his Barcelona rival was far superior to Maradona. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar “In Argentina they know that Maradona is light years away from the best Argentine player in history which, for me, is Lionel Messi,” he said.Spain’s win moved them joint-top of Group B alongside Portugal with one game left to play in the group stage and Ramos was relaxed about their position.”They [Iran] went out to waste time, whereas we like to win in a different way,” he said.”We leave happy. We’ve taken another step forward and now we have to try to top our group, it’s our objective.”I still think we can improve in all aspects.”Spain play Morocco in their final group game at the Kaliningrad Stadium on June 25.