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Mascherano: Messi Is Not Happy!

Javier Mascherano: Lionel Messi Is Not Happy!

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jun 25, 2018 03:38 PM @KurtLaduma

With Argentina superstar Lionel Messi having come in for a lot of criticism since the beginning of the 2018 FIFA World Cup – especially after the Albiceleste's loss to Croatia – Javier Mascherano has now insisted that the FC Barcelona man is not happy.

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All eyes were on the 31-year-old when Argentina drew their first game of the tournament with Iceland after he missed a penalty that could have won his team the game.

Messi was also anonymous in the Albiceleste's 3-0 loss to Croatia last week, but this time it was the coach, as well as some of the other, perhaps lesser known, players in the squad, who took the brunt for their display.

Speaking ahead of their final Group D game on Tuesday, Mascherano has stated that Messi is desperate to show the world the real Argentina.

"Leo is fine," he said, according to Sportskeeda.

"But, as a collective, where things don't go as we'd like, we all have our own frustrations.

"He's human and he has his own frustrations, but he's desperate to turn the situation around.

"He wants to show the world a different image to the one we've shown in the first two games."

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The South Americans will advance to the knockout stage if they beat Nigeria in their final Group D match and Iceland fail to beat Croatia.

Do you think Argentina can win against Nigeria? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Mgqibelo Joined: 27 Jun 2018
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Mgqibelo Jun 27, 2018 04:24 PM
But Mascherano plays like an average player as well.
Pep G junior Joined: 26 Dec 2017
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Pep G junior Jun 25, 2018 06:11 PM
Let Mascherano captain n Messi score n create goals
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Sgaqa-gaqa Jun 25, 2018 04:21 PM
Eish that coach doesnt like his own country. Who is..meza,acuna,sivio,tanglific o,caballero this are nt players to start with,leaving Di maria,banega,biglia,fazio,dyba la on d bench

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