Knowing the quality that Lionel Messi possess, comes great expectation and with that comes immense pressure. But, the diminutive Argentina has repeatedly failed in this department, having struggled to lead his country to glory in recent years.
Diego Maradona who witnessed Argentina struggle at this summer’s World Cup Russia told La Ultima Palabra Mexico: Messi is a great player, but he’s not a leader”
“Before talking to the coach and players, he’ll play on the PlayStation. Then, on the field, he wants to be the leader. He’s the best in the world with Cristiano [Ronaldo].
“For me, it’s difficult to say it but it’s useless to make a leader out of a man who goes to the bathroom 20 times before a game.
“There’s no two ways about it. Let’s stop making a God out of Messi. Messi is just another player for Argentina.”