Diego Maradona – the former striker of the Argentinian national team – advised the forward Lionel Messi to end his career in the national team. The words of the football legend quotes the news portal ForFourTwo.

“Just leave it. The national team loses – people blame Messi is. In the Argentine championship “Racing” plays with “Boca Juniors” – Messi is guilty. He is always accused of absolutely everything. My advice: “Leave the team”. Let’s see if they can do without it, “said Maradona.

At the latest world championship the Argentinian national team managed to reach only the 1/8 final, where they lost to the future winner of the tournament – the French team. Since then, Messi decided to take a break.

At the World Cup 2014, the Argentines reached the final, but lost in extra time to Germany. Also together with Messi the team took patt in the final match of America Cup 2016 and lost again. According to the former team coach Elvio Paolo Rosso, all night long after the game, the striker sat alone on the field and “cried as if he had just lost his mother.”

Maradona is the best scorer in the history of the national team of Argentina, the world champion of 1986.