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Maradona: Messi’s not a leader

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has hit out at Lionel Messi by saying that the Barcelona forward is a poor leader.

“We shouldn’t deify Messi any longer. He’s Messi when he plays for Barcelona. Messi is Messi when he wears that shirt and he’s another Messi with Argentina,” said Maradona in a recent interview with Fox Sports.

Messi has enjoyed a phenomenal career at Barcelona, winning the FIFA World Player of the Year award five times.

Maradona added that, “He’s a great player but he’s not a leader. It’s useless trying to make a leader out of a man who goes to the toilet 20 times before a game. I wouldn’t call him up right now, but never say never. We have to take the pressure off him.”

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