Football News: According to the football god Deigo Maradona, his country is not among the favourites for this year’s world cup and their captain has nothing to prove for their countryman.
Messi is already a proven performer.
This time the Argentine protagonist does not have to prove anything o anyone, as this is going to be his last world cup.
Last time in the world’s biggest stage Argentina reached to the final but lost the match with a narrow defeat against the Germans, Mario Gotze snatched the match from Argentina in the extra time.
Last time Argentina won the world cup in 1986, Maradona inspired his country at that time in Mexico, and in the next world cup, he also faced a defeat against the West German in the mega final.
But Messi unable to achieve something for his country so far, he has played three finals with his country and three times he has lost it.
This time Argentina is not one of the favourites to claim the world cup, but the Argentine legend is backing his country for a different reason.
Maradona voiced: "I would advise Messi to keep playing, to enjoy the game,"
"He has to forget about the critics, if he can win the World Cup or not.
"He doesn't have to demonstrate anything. He has to enjoy the game on the field.
"I don't know [coach Jorge] Sampaoli, I don't know how he plays. But, I know a lot of the players and I know they will give everything.
"And I think they have a good opportunity to win. But I don't choose [Argentina] as a favourite because the favourite one never wins."