Jordi Alba doesn't understand criticism of 'unique' Lionel Messi

Jordi Alba doesn't understand criticism of 'unique' Lionel Messi

Chelsea star, Cesc Fabregas, believes Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is now struggling at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation because of pressure for him to deliver from his country.

"I've never seen a performance like this by Argentina".

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has been the stand out player so far at the this summers World Cup in Russian Federation.

In two World Cup games, the only constant has been the fact that Argentina can not get out of its own way.

"He is the coach of the Argentina team and what he made a decision to do is play his friend and this is the result of putting your friends".

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An audio clip reportedly of Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, a former midfielder for Argentina, has gone viral after he described the national team as "anarchy".

Martino's replacement, Edgardo Bauza, ultimately helped convince Messi to reverse his decision weeks later, the Barcelona star conceding his "love" of his country was "too great".

Meanwhile, his great rival Lionel Messi saw his penalty saved as his Argentina side were held by a resilient Iceland a day later in Moscow.

Earlier this week, self-styled prophet Tommy Yisa Aika said that the Super Eagles lost their opening match to Croatia because God was punishing them for hiring a white coach, Gernot Rohr.

Petit, who was part of the French World Cup winning side of 1998, berated Argentina for their start to their campaign in Russian Federation, with their 3-0 defeat against Croatia on Thursday backing up a 1-1 draw against Iceland in their opening game. "They were really poor". Argentina now need to win their final game and hope Nigeria beat Iceland in order to have a chance to get out of the group stage. "If you have to choose between Messi and Ronaldo in a normal game, who would you choose?" said Simeone.

"Messi, who keeps winning for Barcelona, who continues to deliver triumph after triumph for Barcelona, has given us nothing but defeats and sadness", said Miguel Angel Gutierrez, a 50-year-old Argentina supporter in Buenos Aires.

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