Can Messi be the best ever without a World Cup?

Lionel Messi – the world’s greatest player, there is no argument about that.There are a band of Real Madrid fans who think Cristiano Ronaldo’s skill and prolific goalscoring feats make him the best on the planet but ask anyone who the world’s best player is and the chances are they will say Lionel Messi.
The Barcelona player has now won the coveted Ballon ‘d’Or five times in his career. But does ‘legendary’ status dictate that you need to have made all that skill, talent and entertainment count for something?
Football is a team sport and football’s ultimate prize is the World Cup – something Messi has not won with Argentina. He has won just about everything else though – including an Olympic gold medal with his country.