Diego Maradona Has Made An Incredible Revelation About What Messi Does Before A Game
October 13, 2018
SPORTbible http://www.sportbible.com/assets/images/theme/logo-blk.png 4 minutes ago 0 Shares Diego Maradona Has Made An Incredible Revelation About What Messi Does Before A Game Sat Oct 13 2018 15:20:47 GMT+0100 (BST) Sat Oct 13 2018 15:22:49 GMT+0100 (BST) Josh Lawless Josh Lawless in Football Powered by Diego Maradona just can't decide whether he loves or hates Lionel Messi…
Diego Maradona just can’t decide whether he loves or hates Lionel Messi and he’s made a revelation about what the Barcelona skipper does before games.
The Argentina legend, now managing Mexican second-tier side Dorados de Sinaloa, has questioned Messi’s ability as a leader and claimed he goes to the toilet 20 times before a game.
“Messi’s a great player, but he’s not a leader,” Maradona said to La Ultima Palabra Mexico on Fox Sports.
“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.
:loud_sound: Maradona in June: “When I had a bad game, others had my back. Messi has no one. He’s all on his own.”
:loud_sound: Maradona today: “Messi a leader? You can’t call someone a leader who goes to the bathroom 20 times before every game. It’s useless to make a leader of a guy like that.” :sweat_smile:pic.twitter.com/wqvOe4G7Zx
Maradona slams Messi as I had never heard before on Fox Sports Mexico: “It’s useless to try to make a leader out of someone that goes to the toilet 20 times before a game”. “We shouldn’t deify him anymore” “In the national team he is (just) one more”pic.twitter.com/im9rb4x5et
“There’s no two ways about it. Let’s stop making a God out of Messi. Messi is just another player for Argentina.”
Messi looked incredibly stressed throughout the World Cup in Russia, where Argentina were eliminated by eventual winners France in the round of 16.
Though he’s scored 11 goals in as many games for Barcelona this season, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has made himself unavailable for selection for the time-being and Maradona believes there needs to be less pressure on him before he’s back in the fold.
“I wouldn’t call him up right now, but never say never,” the World Cup winner added.
“We have to take the pressure off him. We have to take the leadership away from Messi for him to be the Messi we want him to be.
“I’d make him play as I want. I’d call him up and play him how I know Messi plays.”
Do you agree with what Maradona has said about Messi?
Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field – including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He loves a Meatball Marinara from Subway on a Friday.
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