This is just one of dozens of Maradona dribbling compilations available for free on YouTube. I can understand the younger generation's admiration for Messi, but unlike the Pele / Garrincha / Best era, the VCR was commonplace in the 1980's and therefore it's not difficult to see videos of Maradona clips or even entire matches. And if you do that, you will understand why even entire nations who disliked his antics all acknowledge his undoubted genius. You will also understand why it will take a long time for those who saw Maradona to be convinced that Messi is equal, let alone better, than Maradona in almost any category including dribbling, passing, technique and vision. The only thing people may acknowledge is that Messi scores more goals than Maradona. This is a good point, but 1) many players scored more than Maradona, and 2) Maradona was a midfielder, not a "false 9". Looking at the video clip above, notice how many of Maradona's dribbling moves start in his own half of the field, receiving the ball from defenders and then connecting to the forwards or just taking it up himself. In Barcelona, Xavi and Iniesta link the defense to the attack and Messi's dribbling starts from 25-30 yards from the opponent's goal. That's why I consider Maradona to be Messi + Iniesta + Xavi, all in one amazing package.