Messi has no persolity, lacks character to be leader: Marado
Paris, June 10: Argenti legend Diego Marado has claimed that present captain Lionel Messi does not have the character to be a leader. Marado was caught on microphone talking about the FC Barcelo icon with Brazil legend Pele at an event here on Thursday. “He’s a really good person, but he has no persolity,” Marado was quoted as saying by goal.com.
“He lacks (the) character to be a leader.”
Pele responded saying, “Ah, I get it, he’s not like we were back in the days. In the 70s we (Brazil) had really good players like Rivellino, Gerson, Tostao.”
“Not like Argenti now, which depends only on Messi. He (Marado) is saying that Messi is a good player, there’s no doubt about it, but he has no persolity.”
Messi’s commitment to the game has been questioned time and again by Argenti fans as the talismanic forward has struggled to replicate his club form in tiol colours.
The 28-year-old has twice lost in the fil of the Copa America and once if the World Cup fil. He has only the 2008 Olympic gold medal as a significant intertiol honour. He missed Argenti’s opening game of the Copa America, a 2-1 win over title holders Chile, due to a back injury. IANS