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Argentina star Alexis Mac Allister argues with his dad about Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona

Argentina star Alexis Mac Allister argues with his dad about Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona

Mac Allister is gearing up for Sunday’s World Cup final against France

Argentina star Alexis Mac Allister is in constant arguments with his dad regarding which one of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona is the greatest footballer of all time.

The Brighton midfielder is on the brink of history as he and Argentina are one step away from clinching World Cup glory.

After a comfortable 3-0 win over Croatia in the semi-finals, Argentina will now take on 2018 champions France in Sunday’s final.

Many fans are hoping Argentina can do the business as they are desperate to see Messi lift the trophy that will for sure cement him as the greatest of all time.

However, that title is still up for debate in the Mac Allister household.

Mac Allister’s father, Carlos, is a former professional player and was capped three times by his country. The former Boca Juniors man also shared a pitch with Maradona and has always insisted that he is the GOAT.

However, Mac Allister disagrees, he said: “For me it's Messi, but I don't think it's a discussion we'll finish!”

The discussion will for sure continue but if Messi is to lead Argentina to glory on Sunday, the Mac Allister family will be too busy celebrating.

Mac Allister spoke about the changes to the national set-up since the arrival of Lionel Scaloni.

The 23-year-old said: “There’s been a huge change since Scaloni arrived. In the past, we’ve seen a huge variety of players, very important players like Higuain, Kun Aguero and Mascherano, who are not playing for Argentina anymore. There are a lot of young players pushing now and changing the team. I think there’s already a big change in the team.”

Argentina are one step away from World Cup glory.

Mac Allister has been one of the standout players of the tournament so far and is looking to do his country, family and home region Pampas proud.

“They're always here with the flag of the Pampas. I'm the first to play in a World Cup. Dad is always there, he's always got something to criticise or say! But we have a great bond. It's a great emotion, they've always been there for me, so all of this they deserve to enjoy it,” he added.

France against Argentina will take place at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm UK time.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Argentina, Football, Football World Cup, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Alexis Mac Allister