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Maradona: Players Had My Back, Messi Has No One

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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