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Former Argentina Star Reveals His Locker Room Fight With Messi

Former Argentina Star Reveals His Locker Room Fight With Lionel Messi

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jul 16, 2018 01:27 PM @KurtLaduma

A former Argentina international has revealed that he and superstar Lionel Messi once had to be stopped from physically clashing in the Albiceleste's dressing room.

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Messi is often described as a timid and shy character, but Nicolas Burdisso, who played for clubs such as Inter Milan and Roma, has now spoken about a different side to the FC Barcelona talisman.

The former Argentina defender has revealed how Messi was once furious that he did not pass him the ball during a game, and took his anger out on the centre-back at half-time.

"We had a physical confrontation in the locker room," Burdisso told Telefe.

"I don't think I was the only one who ever shouted at him, but things can happen in a locker room. Admittedly, that time, we went over the line.

"We'd already argued on the pitch as he wanted the ball and I tried to pass it to him, but couldn't. He got angry about the game, I was angry at the situation.

"We walked into the locker room and when I saw that he was coming over, I waited for him. They had to physically separate us.

"These things happen in football. Lionel does have a strong personality and so do I. It all ended fine."

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Burdisso represented Argentina on 49 occasions, but was never selected for the team again after 2011, the same year it is believed the abovementioned spat with Messi took place.

Do you think Burdisso's argument with Messi perhaps led to the end of his international career? Let us know in the comments section below.


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nqobilemiphi@gmail.com Jul 17, 2018 12:48 PM
I will say it again its Either his way or you are out.
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Pirates_999 Jul 17, 2018 07:41 AM
He is NO god of football, you did well for not passing the ball every player wants to shine on the field you cant make Tikoloshe shine alone
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Mgebe_07 Jul 17, 2018 07:14 AM
If you have played football, you will know that arguments are normal
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joemak Joined: 10 May 2013
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joemak Jul 16, 2018 10:00 PM
And the question is could he actually pass a ball or was he useless?
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joemak Jul 16, 2018 09:58 PM
Who even knows or remembers who Budiso is?
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SiyaVToni Jul 16, 2018 06:10 PM
Waw...isn't that interesting about the little angel's "good" behaviour
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Master25 Jul 16, 2018 04:15 PM
Why is this cow talking about this issue? Did somebody ask him about it or is he just trying to discredit the GOAT? What is he gaining by talking about a dressing room issue? This cow must just shut up.
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amdunyelwa718 Jul 16, 2018 01:45 PM
You really deserve a punch if you can't pass a ball.

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