I’m looking forward to reading what those that have been unleashing praise on Maradona have to say today.
Poor Messi. Poor Messi.
Only an incompetent manager can make the best player in the world irrelevant.
Maradona LO QUEMO a Messi.
Argentina made it as far as the quarterfinals because it had goal scoring power but it did not have any play build up. It did not have effective ball distribution. It did not have strong collective play.
Maradona refused to make the changes necessary to give Argentina’s attack the boost that was needed.
Argentina had an advantage that no other team had. The best player in the world.
Maradona did not build a team around Messi. Maradona did not provide Messi with players that could effectively link up with him.
Maradona made Messi irrelevant. It should have been Messi’s World Cup.
It should have been Argentina’s World Cup.
Hopefully, two things will happen after today:
1. Maradona will no longer be a part of the national team.
2. Messi, with the help of a semi-intelligent manager, will have his world cup in 2014.