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Maradona: Argentina wanted Messi to solve everything

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The legend has had his say on the World Cup

France v Argentina: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Diego Maradona is no stranger to speaking his feelings one way or another regarding Lionel Messi and his Argentina career. This World Cup has been no exception, and Maradona spoke out about Messi and the expectations that were placed on his shoulders.

“They wanted Messi to solve everything,” he said.

”Leo got involved in the game, passed the ball to Biglia or Enzo Perez but got a wheelbarrow of cobblestones in return.”

“The story is written by the quality of the leaders. Argentina are adrift.

”I met Davor Suker, who was my teammate at Sevilla, and he is in the Croatian Federation.

”He has an incredible relationship with the players who are prepared to leave everything on the pitch... and they are in the final.”

Diego Maradona | Source

I’m sure Maradona has no angle in speaking negatively about how Argentina used Messi this year.