I think Lionel Messi is the best player on Earth right now, and for the last 30 years, no doubt. But Maradona, a fellow Argentinian, I think, is the best player ever.
Maradona scored some goals from outrageous angles and distances, Messi very rarely does this. Maradona was a feisty, angry player – Messi is exactly none of those. Maradona had the footwork skills and talent of Messi + a tenaciousness and fire that I always associate with Argentinians. Maradona was everything great about Argentitina football = incredible talent, fire in his soul, unwillingness to back down, team spirirt etc.
Maradona was and will always be better than Messi. I think it’s obvious.