'Maradona is light years behind Messi' - Sergio Ramos

Lionel Messi needs help from Argentina squad after FIFA World Cup opening shocker with Iceland

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"He will be criticised because he missed a penalty, but we know how much it means for him to play for Argentina and I have no concerns for him after this game".

Indeed, there's a real chance that Argentina will fail to escape their group at this World Cup after being held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland in their opener.

She admitted it hurts her when Lionel's loyalty to Argentina is questioned.

Messi's status as one of the greatest players to have played the game has long since been assured, yet the critics argue that he needs worldwide glory to cement his position.

The other notable change in training was that the coach dropped midfielders Lucas Biglia and Angel Di Maria, who also failed to impress in the draw on Saturday.

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is planning major changes to his team for the South Americans' next World Cup match. Fortunately people love him and transmit that to him and he values that a lot.

"I won the 1978 World Cup, Maradona the 1986 and Messi still has nothing, this is the reality".

"But tell me: who helped him against Iceland?".

Former Argentine forward, Mario Kempes, claimed that it's impossible to compare two players from different eras, after Sergio Ramos placed Lionel Messi well ahead of his countryman, Diego Maradona, in terms of ability.

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He even briefly left the national team altogether in 2016 after failing on a penalty kick in the Copa America Final against Chile.

"I am experiencing this period with the national team in a different way".

By contrast, the more reserved Messi moved to Spain aged 11 and has a model family image. "When they criticise me, I experience it differently", Messi said back in 2017.

As Crespo said, Messi may deserve to win a World Cup, but unfortunately that doesn't factor into sports.

"Always together and with you more than ever", Messi's wife wrote. The pressure led Messi to quit, albeit briefly, from global duty in 2016 after Argentina lost to Chile in the Copa Centenario.

"Obviously it hurts me to have missed the penalty".

In the end, needed his sublime hat-trick in the final qualifier against Ecuador last October to seal their place in the finals and when they needed him most he delivered. "You made a mistake, I made a mistake, we all made a mistake".

Messi has played his entire club career with Barcelona and has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or five times.

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