Lionel Messitte: Vladimir Astapkovich / RIA Novosti
Former Argentina striker Diego Maradona spoke about his compatriot, the striker “Barcelona” Lionel Messi. His words are quoted AS.
“It is impossible to make the leader of the guy who needs 20 times to run to the bathroom before the match. I don’t worship Messi. Messi at Barcelona is one thing. And in the team he plays completely different,” said 57-year-old.
1 Oct Maradona, Messi was advised to stop playing for the national team. In his opinion, the home of football too often tend to make the forward of “Barcelona” is the cause of the failures of the national team.
The 2018 world Cup, the Argentine team has managed to qualify from the group, but lost in the first match of the playoffs. With Messi in the team, the Argentines lost to future Champions, the French team, and flew out of the tournament. For the 2018 world Cup in four games the forward of “Barcelona” scored only once.
Maradona is the world Cup champion. The Argentine played for the national team from 1977 to 1994, scoring 34 goals in 91 games.
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