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Barack Obama offers advice to Lionel Messi

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Former United States President Barack Obama had some words of advice for Argentina and Lionel Messi. In an interview at the EXMA Conference, Obama used Messi’s lack of a World Cup win with Argentina as an example in one of his points.

“Even people that we consider geniuses work with other people in order to develop their style,” he said.

”In Argentina, even though Messi is wonderful, they have problems winning the World Cup.

”My advice to young people is that we have to recognise very few people achieve great things on their own.”

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The advice Obama gave is sound, and also true. Sometimes Argentina would turn into the Messi show and even though he is wonderful as Obama put him, he can’t do it alone.