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Lionel Messi must ignore the critics, Argentina are a ‘bad, disorganised team’ - Maradona

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The Barcelona captain has nothing to prove

Argentina v Venezuela - International Friendly Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Diego Maradona has told Lionel Messi to ignore his international critics and has described Argentina as a “bad, disorganized” team.

Messi made his first appearance for his country since the World Cup on Friday, as Argentina were beaten 3-1 by Venezuela on Friday.

Maradona had plenty of praise for the Barcelona captain after the match but not so much for Lionel Scaloni’s team.

“Messi has to ignore the critics. It’s not his fault. He’s in a bad, disorganized team… a team that always depends on him, in every way. He’s an amazing and extraordinary player, he’s got nothing to prove to anyone.”

Source | Mundo Albiceleste

A groin injury means Messi will miss Argentina’s second friendly against Morocco on Tuesday, as they continue their preparations for the Copa America.