Messi is typically compared to other great football players, like Pele or Maradona. The two super stars of the last century nevertheless played a different game. At that time soccer was slower and you had more time and space to control the ball. Today everything occurs completely speed and without a lot of area. Although Messi is one of the centers of attentions of the Barcelona game, he never ever really plays that well in his Argentinean national team. Although he got his group through to the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup he fell short at scoring the objectives had to defeat Germany.