Argentina legend Diego Maradona has slammed Lionel Messi, saying he goes to the toilet too often and focuses too much on video games to be a good leader.
The Albiceleste legend seemingly changes his mind on Messi regularly. After recently stating that the FC Barcelona superstar is always blamed for Argentina defeats, Maradona has now criticised his leadership qualities.
"It's useless to make a leader of a guy who goes to the bathroom 20 times before a game," he told TV programme The Last Word Mexico, as quoted by AS.
"Don't worship Messi anymore. Messi at Barcelona is one thing and with Argentina he is another one."
Messi is currently taking a break from the national team, and Maradona thinks it was probably the right decision to give the superstar some rest.
"I wouldn't call him up right now, but never say never," he added.
"You have to take the pressure off him in order to get the leader we want Messi to be, that he will not be. You say to Messi to 'throw yourself in head first' but he prefers to play video games.
"Messi is a great player but he doesn't get it. 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. He is the best in the world, along with Cristiano."
After winning two of their three games without Messi and drawing the other, Argentina will face arch-rivals Brazil in a Superclasico de las Americas on Tuesday.
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