Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
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Maradona lashes out at Messi in greatest player debate

Maradona lashes out at Messi in greatest player debate

The World Cup victor was speaking about the Argentina national team and discussed the No.10, suggesting that Messi's pre-match behaviour should rule him out of a leadership role.

Argentina legend, Diego Maradona has said that Lionel Messi will never be a leader.

According to a UK Mirror report citing news outlet Mundo, the five-time world's best player has a "special exit clause" in his current deal at the La Liga champions that permits him leave for free in 2020 even before his current deal expires in 2021.

"Messi's a great player, but he's not a leader, ' Maradona told Fox Sports Mexico". Before speaking to the manager, he will be on the PlayStation, and then on the field he asks to be and wants to be the leader.

"Let's stop making a god out of Messi".


The 31-year-old linked up with Barcelona in 2001, and has gone to become one of the greatest players in the history of football with 563 goals being scored in 648 appearances in all competitions.

City's interest in Messi dates back before Guardiola's time, but the Spaniard tried to use his influence to lure the Argentina superstar to England in 2016.

That comment was believed to refer to Messi's extreme nerves before games, which have seen him vomit ahead of some important matches. "We have to take the pressure off him". "We offered him triple the salary he has at Barcelona, but he never accepted".

Leading the country to their last World Cup success in 1986, Maradona has repeatedly criticised Messi for his apparent inability recreate his club form with Barcelona on the global stage.

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