He recently took over as coach at Al-Fujairah, a United Arab Emirates club, he’s trying to concentrate on his job there, but this doesn’t mean he can avoid talking about one of Argentine football fans’ favorite subject, ‘when will Lionel Messi deliver a World Cup to the country’.
It’s not easy, and I keep saying that Lio doesn’t need to lift more cups, what’s important is that he enjoys playing football, he passes his opponents as if they were cones, and when he switches to second and third gear he’s ready to score
Diego Maradona told TyC Sports about Messi, indirectly calling his compatriots to stop obsessing about him leading their national team to a World Cup triumph.
For me, a World Cup won’t change anything. It’s just a photo opportunity, you lift the cup, you keep it for a while, and that’s it
Maradona insisted, rather surprising journalists and TV viewers, given that as a player he gave his all to win the World Cup in 1986, and reach the final in 1990.
The Argentine legend talked about Cristiano Ronaldo as well, calling him an “animal”, and looking confident that Messi is better than the Portuguese, but
not by much. We can’t say Lio is much-much better than Ronaldo. I do believe he is better, but not that much
a rather… diplomatic Maradona said.