Diego Maradona Urges Lionel Messi To Bow Out From The National Team
Argentine football legend, Diego Maradona has told Lionel Messi to bow out from international football.
Agency reports say Messi has not featured in Argentina football since the 2018 World Cup and was absent in matches against Guatemala and Colombia recently. It has also been said that he would be excluded from friendlies against Iran and Brazil later this month and his future appear to hang in the balance since the South Americans were knocked out of the World Cup by France in the last 16.
Maradona believes Lionel Messi Should not return to international football. “What would I tell Messi? Not to come back any more. To retire,” he told Clarin.
“The Under-15s lose and it is Messi’s fault, the fixture list in Argentina puts Racing against Boca and Messi is to blame. He is always to blame. Stop breaking my balls. I would tell him: ‘don’t go anymore, man’. Let’s see if they can handle that. Let’s see if they’re really big men. I would have liked to see him tell us all to f**k off. Because he is not to blame for us not being world champions” he said.