Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

"'He Doesn't Get It" - Maradona Launches Withering Attack On Lionel Messi

There he was asked who the one player the club would have loved to have signed but hadn't.

The 31-year-old linked up with Barcelona in 2001, and has gone to become one of the greatest players in the history of football with 563 goals being scored in 648 appearances in all competitions.

A beaten finalist in the 2014 World Cup final with Argentina, Messi's global career has also seen the nation lose three Copa America finals.

Argentina great Diego Maradona has told Fox Sports that Lionel Messi, who he coached at the 2010 World Cup, is not a leader and should not be considered a footballing god.

"He is the best in the world along with Cristiano [Ronaldo]".

City have done well under Guardiola's guidance without Messi, winning the Premier League last season.

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Chasing a target of over 13 runs per over the English batsmen got off to a very good start and bought up the 50 run partnership. He added that being the number-one ranked one-day side ahead of next year's World Cup on home soil brought its own pressures.

That comment was believed to refer to Messi's extreme nerves before games, which have seen him vomit ahead of some important matches.

Messi has been criticised for his performances for Argentina and has made a decision to take a break from the national team following their poor performance during the World Cup.

The former Argentina legend, now managing Dorados de Sinaloa from Mexico's second tier, took some time to chat with LUP's pundits on the current state of Argentina and its main star. "We offered him triple the salary he has at Barcelona, but he never accepted". "We have to take the pressure off him", he said.

Barcelona have reportedly started to plan a new contract for forward Lionel Messi.

A sterner test awaits on Tuesday, when they face Brazil in Saudi Arabia without Messi.

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