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Maradona: Players Had My Back, Messi Has No One

Diego Maradona: Players Had My Back, lionel Messi Has No One

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jun 22, 2018 02:45 PM @KurtLaduma

Following Argentina's 3-0 loss to Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Thursday, legend Diego Maradona has insisted that Lionel Messi has nobody to help him out in the national team, unlike when he was playing for the Albiceleste.

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Many have claimed that Messi does not compare to Maradona as he cannot carry a team quite like his predecessor did, but that myth has seemingly been dispelled by Maradona himself.

The FC Barcelona superstar and his teammates were embarrassed in their Group D loss to Croatia on Thursday, leaving them with an almost impossible chance of qualifying for the round of 16.

After the game, Maradona said that when he was playing badly for Argentina, his teammates would help him out, something he feels does not happen with Messi.

"When I played and had a bad game... (Jorge) Valdano, (Jorge) Burruchaga showed up and had my back," he said, according to journalist Juan Arango, as per GiveMeSport.  

"Messi has no one. It's all on his own."

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Argentina will now rely on other results to have a chance of qualifying for the next round, starting with the match between Iceland and Nigeria on Friday.

Do you agree with Maradona's sentiments? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Requelme wa le bhakaniya Joined: 23 Jan 2018
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Requelme wa le bhakaniya Jun 28, 2018 03:32 PM
@leendomint dankie bra Icardi is better than Higuain and Dyabala is better that the players that the coach keeps on fielding
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PROPHET OF DOOM Jun 26, 2018 08:09 PM
Messi ke Ntandane ha ana mang weh.
leendomint Joined: 11 Oct 2016
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leendomint Jun 26, 2018 03:54 PM
Dybala is there to back Messi, but is always benched, Icardi was going to back Messi, but they snubbed him from there squad.....
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blackmeteor Jun 25, 2018 05:08 PM
I agree with Maradonna..........carrying the team on your back every time is a big burden..........but one can argue that CR7 has to do the same.
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Pirates_999 Jun 25, 2018 02:22 PM
Captain must take the blame, in 2014 everybody was praising him for reaching finals now he is failing who should be blamed? During qualifying stages him and Ronald were praised for leading their teams to Russia forgetting that there were eleven players each game fighting for Russia, but only one player was praised.
Matlala Joined: 25 Jun 2018
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Matlala Jun 25, 2018 01:00 PM
Cristiano is the best but Messi is something else way beyond.
Matlala Joined: 25 Jun 2018
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Matlala Jun 25, 2018 12:55 PM
@Matayitayi is not that they are weak, but they come from different teams so their play is different
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Matlala Jun 25, 2018 12:45 PM
@yanga kokstad the is no team called messi. He is part of the team, he is not responsible for the whole team that's why they call it "team effort". So why put all the blame on him. So Diego is rightl
King of them ALL Joined: 31 Mar 2018
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King of them ALL Jun 25, 2018 08:37 AM
Aguero is now exed from the squad,Why? I see a lot of players quiting this Argen-Massisy squad till Massisy retires from being a small girl
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King of them ALL Jun 25, 2018 08:31 AM
stop talking lwabish wena Marracowna,football has evolved nowadays at ur playing time u were playing doof doof football and skop and donor so nowadays all the players needs to be credited due to their work done on the pitch not discrediting them and giving all the praise to a short guy that is known to picking all the players that die to play for him and if u can't do that like Paulo Dybala the u are out of the équation klaar
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yanga kokstad Jun 23, 2018 10:20 AM
Lool it's a shame he has no one while that team got too many stars of which its something messy use too being surrounded, likes of Aguero, Higuain, De Maria, Mascherano, Meza, Acuna, Dybala too many great players so please stop defending him he failed Argentine where it needed him the most
Line's Man... Joined: 15 Apr 2018
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Line's Man... Jun 23, 2018 10:02 AM
And Diego Maradona Has Spoken...
THE NK Joined: 28 Dec 2016
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THE NK Jun 23, 2018 06:35 AM
Messi must stop being a one man player or one man star.
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baba ka Luvo Jun 23, 2018 03:15 AM
if he can just focus on playing his game lieve alone management he always stick his nose where it does not belong
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Bashin Mahlangu Jun 23, 2018 12:06 AM
The team you coached looked invincible till it gotswept aside by Germany in the quarter finals of the 2010world cup.
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Tyrara Jun 22, 2018 09:38 PM
@Munangwangwa another cow who no as little about the game as his name
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Munangwangwa Jun 22, 2018 09:10 PM
You are in denial baba...cr7 is way better than your man... there are players like di Maria, higuain, aguero, otamendi etc.. all great players just nje your man is average
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Thesis Jun 22, 2018 07:53 PM
Maradona you r a cow n stupid
Master25 Joined: 26 Nov 2014
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Master25 Jun 22, 2018 05:29 PM
@Soni_JX, shut-up man, you're just talking out of stupidity now. Those Argentina players are not playing for Messi, they play for their national team. Di Maria wants to win the world cup as well, so for you to say that he deliberately plays poor just to make Messi look poor is stupidity of the last degree.
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No badges available Jun 22, 2018 05:28 PM
Things not working out for the little magician, lets hope they progress to the next round of this tournament otherwise i see disaster.

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