It's very clear what is going on here. Based on an event that occurred in December 2022 (Messi winning the WC), you've retroactively changed your criteria for what a "GOAT" is in order to exclude Ronaldo from the conversation (strangely enough, in your original post, you excluded literal world cup legends from "GOAT" on arbitrary and undefined grounds - guys like R9 for example who has a far better WC CV than Messi). Of course, it is acceptable to have the WC as a key criteria for "GOAT" - it is a defensible position and nobody is arguing with that criteria. We just want to be clear, does that mean that prior to December 2022, we would not have been able to count Messi as one of the "three GOATs" as you say? It's not a trick question, just a need to clarify your honesty and integrity.