Maradona lashes out at Messi in greatest player debate

Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi

Messi played under Pep Guardiola for four years at Barcelona and City have always been suitors of the 31-year-old but the chances of him moving to the Premier League at this stage of his career are slim. Lionel Messi "is not a leader", Diego Maradona said of the current Argentina talisman in an interview in Mexico. "It's useless trying to make a leader out of a man who goes to the toilet 20 times before a game", Maradona said.

Maradona and Messi worked together during the former's ill-fated stint as coach of the Argentine national team between 2008 and 2010.

"Before talking to the coach and players, he'll play on the PlayStation".

Diego Maradona has criticised Lionel Messi as "not a leader" in a weird interview in Mexico. "Then, on the field, he wants to be the leader", Maradona said as he answered questions in a stumbling voice, sometimes seeming to contradict himself.

"Let's stop making a god out of Messi".

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Messi has not appeared for the national team since the last-16 loss to eventual champions France at the World Cup in Russian Federation. He's the best in the world with Cristiano [Ronaldo]. "Messi is Messi when he wears that shirt and he's another Messi with Argentina".

Afterwards some other "quotes" were published, which claimed he said: "We asked Guardiola to talk to him, we offered him triple the salary that he had at Barca but he never accepted".

"There's a need to take pressure off him".

"If there are comrades who really love Messi, they should have come out and defended him". A lot of people compared me with George Best but we had a different style of play.

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