Diego Maradona has offered Lionel Messi some advice ahead of the World Cup in Russia. Messi who is carrying the hope’s of the country on his shoulders in Russia and the pressure on the 30-year-old to win the World Cup for his country will be intense.
Argentina have not won the World Cup since 1986, when Maradona inspired the team to victory in Mexico, and he’s told Messi to simply enjoy himself the game and don’t think of world cup and winning while playing.
I would advise Messi to keep playing, to enjoy the game,he has to forget about the critics, if he can win the World Cup or not.He doesn’t have to demonstrate anything. He has to enjoy the game on the field said Diego Maradona. He also commented on the coach that he don’t know [coach Jorge] Sampaoli, I don’t know how he plays. But, I know a lot of the players and I know they will give everything.
Maradona commented that he think Argentina have a good opportunity to win. But he don’t choose Argentina as a favourite because the favourite one never wins.