Chilavert: Bielsa is the best coach I’ve seen

“Bielsa controls his players. He makes them think like computers, so they cannot make mistakes. He is one of the best coaches in the world.”

On Messi: “Messi is the best, much better than the others. Next comes Maradona, then Pele. For me, comparisons are deplorable. There’s no question of it, he’s the best in the world.”

On relationship with Maradona: “We ignore one another when we meet. We have very different philosophies on life,” he concluded.”

Messi: A dream came true

“The truth is that I am overjoyed. I never dreamed that one day I could be Barcelona’s top scorer. I don’t know if it was my best goal. When a game finishes, the first goal I scored for Barcelona, just like the last one and just like all the others, they are all very special to me.”


“I have always wanted to repay Barcelona for all they have done for me. It makes me very proud to be part of the club’s history. I could not have done this without the support of my companions. I am delighted to see that in my own people are happy for me.”