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Kaka On Messi's Struggles With Argentina

Kaka On Lionel Messi's Struggles With Argentina

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 26, 2018 10:26 AM @KeeganKruger

Brazil legend Kaka has given his thoughts on why we have not seen the best of FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at the 2018 FIFA World Cup so far.

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The 31-year-old, who is regarded as one of the best players in the history of the game, missed a penalty in Argentina's draw with Iceland and failed to have any impact in the Albiceleste's 3-0 loss to Croatia.

Messi, who is yet to score in Russia, has been the subject of a lot of criticism in recent days, but Kaka believes his critics should take a look at the bigger picture.

"Messi is going through a difficult period with Argentina, and this shows the importance of the group in soccer," the former Real Madrid midfielder said, as quoted by ESPN.

"He is someone who strengthens those around him, but when it's not working, he also starts to struggle.

"It's quite surprising that against Nigeria, this struggling Argentina side could still qualify, but we'll see what happens."

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The South American side, currently last in Group D, need to beat the Super Eagles and then hope Croatia beat Iceland if they are to have any possibility of qualifying for the competition's round of 16.

Do you think Messi will help inspire Argentina to beat Nigeria in their final group game? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Soni_JX Joined: 19 Apr 2017
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Soni_JX Jun 26, 2018 05:30 PM
I never knew that this TOKOLOSHE "fake god" is this fragile......pure dove egg. Then you claim this barCOWlona robbot "the best EVER in the world"? A pure coward and sissy-boy
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masa06 Joined: 28 May 2018
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masa06 Jun 26, 2018 03:13 PM
Messi deserv a break he is going through a lot let us remember wht happen whn Argentina has to ply Israel in a friendly game it ws concilled cos he(Messi)ws targeted by the enemies of Israel planning to even kill him & how do you move on like nothing happend he is human after all.Save his soul guys
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geenaro_wale_KHOSI_MANu Joined: 09 Feb 2014
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geenaro_wale_KHOSI_MANu Jun 26, 2018 02:26 PM
@Pirates_999 you speak like someone who's just got interested in soccer last week..... wasn't Messi the one who who led Argentina to World cup? They lost all the games Messi didn't play... took them almost two years for any other player to score for Argentina....
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geenaro_wale_KHOSI_MANu Joined: 09 Feb 2014
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geenaro_wale_KHOSI_MANu Jun 26, 2018 02:24 PM
@kgotso kgatla which history lessons did you take Wena? Nigeria have never beaten Argentina in any of their 4 world cup games
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Pirates_999 Joined: 08 Nov 2017
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Pirates_999 Jun 26, 2018 01:40 PM
If other players can carry their teams why can't Messi do the same? Kane, Suarez, CR7 etc. they doing the job for their teams because they are regarded as the best in their teams and their performance proves that.
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kgotso kgatla Joined: 17 May 2011
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kgotso kgatla Jun 26, 2018 01:06 PM
Histoty shows that nigeria is always molesting Argentina
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chris84 Joined: 08 Jun 2018
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chris84 Jun 26, 2018 01:01 PM
Leo is not a one man team he is a team player so if those around him not perform he also struggle to deliver.
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smo Jun 26, 2018 12:21 PM
Croatia should just let iceland through. Argentina can be dangerous going foward, just sayin..
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ayab Jun 26, 2018 12:11 PM
So far its 1-1. Both Messi & CR7 missed penalties nyweeeeeeeeee
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kaybee kb Joined: 04 May 2016
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kaybee kb Jun 26, 2018 12:06 PM
Messi can still do better but he must not put himself under pressure.

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