Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Maradona: It's Useless Making A Leader Of Messi

Lionel Messi Barcelona 2018-19 Getty Images
Sidney Guerrero | 13 October, 2018, 23:14

"For me it's hard to talk, but it's pointless wanting to make a man who goes to the bathroom 20 times before a match into the leader".

After Argentina endured a hard World Cup campaign in Russia, Diego Maradona has once again taken the opportunity to question the credentials of Lionel Messi.

In a questionable state during an interview with Fox Sports Mexico's "La Ultima Palabra", Diego Armando Maradona heavily criticized Lionel Messi as well as giving other freakish comments, which at times seemed worrying.

According to a UK Mirror report citing news outlet Mundo, the five-time world's best player has a "special exit clause" in his current deal at the La Liga champions that permits him leave for free in 2020 even before his current deal expires in 2021.

"Messi is a great player, but he's not a leader", Maradona told Fox Sports Mexico.

Del Potro, Zverev overcome colds to win at Shanghai Masters
Lendl flew back to the United States to have wrist surgery, which Zverev said was caused by playing too much golf. The fourth-seeded Zverev was also struggling with a cold, but he beat Nicoloz Basilashvili 7-5, 6-4.

"There's no two ways about it. Let's stop making a god out of Messi". "We have to take the pressure off him".

The Messi outburst was a different narrative to the one he took when Maradona praised the Barcelona star at the start of this week.

Lionel Messi has a special clause in his FC Barcelona contract that could hold the key to his future, it has emerged. "We offered him triple the salary he has at Barcelona, but he never accepted".

"I'd make him play as I want".

But as part of the same story, the Catalan outlet report that there is a rather odd clause in Messi's Barcelona deal that allows him to leave on a free transfer in 2020 - as long as it is a non-elite team.

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