Former Argentina legend Diego Maradona has urged Lionel Messi not to leave Argentina. He believes that Argentina still needs him and that he should continue fighting for his country.
Indeed, the Barcelona player has announced that he would not play for Argentina again following their defeat in the Copa America final against Chile.
Lionel Messi that he has lost in four finals with Argentina and that it is no use trying again. He wants to give the chance to others so that he can focus on what he does best that is playing for Barcelona.
Since this announcement many personalities have tried to convince Lionel Messi to reconsider his decision and Diego Maradona is one of those. The latter believes that Messi has a chance at the next World Cup in Russia and that he should not give up now.
Maradona believes that Lionel Messi still has a lot to give to the Argentina team and that he is a big chance to become World Champion in Russia. He has asked Messi to listen to the Argentina players and also to people that want him to stay rather than giving heed to people that just want to see him leave. Indeed, there are a growing number of people that believe that the presence of Messi is just preventing the team from playing collectively and that the team will be better off without him.
Diego Maradona said that a lot of people have abandoned Messi and that he will not do the same thing. He believes that Messi is a world-class player and that the Argentina team can still benefit from his skills. He has asked the Barcelona player to reconsider his decision and to give everything he can in order to help the team with the next World Cup.