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'Messi Doesn't Look After Himself'

'Lionel Messi Doesn't Look After Himself'

By Keegan Kruger - Oct 05, 2016 11:45 AM @KeeganKruger

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been struggling with injury of late because he doesn't look after himself, according to Argentina team secretary Jorge Miadosqui.

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Messi has been out of action for club and country since 21 September after picking up a groin strain in the Blaugrana's 1-1 draw with La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.

Miadosqui believes that the Argentine's determination to play every game is hampering his fitness and feels that Messi should do more to look after his body.

"The one who isn't being careful is the player, who always wants to play," the Albiceleste's team secretary told ESPN Radio.

"We all have to look after him together, I think that the national team looks after players in the best way.

"We sent the doctor for Augusto Fernandez's operation, and he went to look at Messi. We have to look after all the national team's players."

Miadosqui is expecting Messi to be available for his country's key 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixtures against Brazil and Colombia next month, though.

"He'll be back in the next few weeks, we hope to have him for the matches in November," he added.

"We have to thank the players who come because they do it for the shirt, for the glory.

"You have to think that they can get good results without him. We have great players to do just that and you have to be relaxed about it."

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Messi has already played eight matches in all competitions for the Blaugrana this season, scoring eight goals and assisting a further five strikes.

Do you think Messi is to blame for being overplayed, or should his club and country shoulder some of the responsibility? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Oct 06, 2016 03:39 AM
He wants to play every game
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Letshego Joined: 24 Sep 2015
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Letshego Oct 05, 2016 07:49 PM
This issue of him & Ronaldo not wanting to be subbed is nonsense!!!..They too should partake in squad rotation & be positive about it, its the coaches's decision to sub or bench a player & not that of Board of Directors or the team owner or club president..
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mphomm12 Joined: 06 Feb 2014
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mphomm12 Oct 05, 2016 02:11 PM
lol.....yes he need to rest him and cr7
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Mabotsa_Shabza_Khosi Joined: 20 Jun 2016
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Mabotsa_Shabza_Khosi Oct 05, 2016 01:48 PM
Jeez Really?
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Lusimang Oct 05, 2016 12:58 PM
Lol busy chasing Ronaldo kikiikikiki
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skullSè Chiefs Joined: 11 Aug 2016
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skullSè Chiefs Oct 05, 2016 12:58 PM
Old news
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Schweinstriker_31 Oct 05, 2016 12:52 PM
I don't get this guy
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King_YaYa13 Joined: 20 Feb 2014
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King_YaYa13 Oct 05, 2016 12:45 PM
I couldn't agree more.
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Bigboy aka Melo Joined: 15 Sep 2016
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Bigboy aka Melo Oct 05, 2016 12:43 PM
don't think so
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Shata shatrio Joined: 17 Sep 2016
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Shata shatrio Oct 05, 2016 12:36 PM
No
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zinyoka Joined: 30 Aug 2010
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zinyoka Oct 05, 2016 12:26 PM
He is a player and wants to play every game , how is that being negligent on his part ? Maybe a programme needs to be made for this special player in agreement between Barca and Argentina. A special player for a special programme at club and national level. ..

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