‘Don’t blame Messi if we lose’

Diego Maradona has urged the Argentine public not to blame Lionel Messi if they don’t win the World Cup this summer.

Argentina are one of the favourites for the tournament in Brazil, but the former Barcelona and Napoli legend has insisted that the Blaugrana record-breaker should not come in for flak if they don’t lift the trophy.

“I haven't watched the national team since I coached it, but all I can say is that we mustn't blame Messi if we don't win the World Cup", he told Fansworld.tv.

Nevertheless, the former Argentina Coach is confident that the country's biggest star is going to shine on the world stage.

"I know Messi is going to deliver, he's going to play really well.”

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