MARCA: Last summer, Kovacic ignored every offer from different clubs to leave Real Madrid and be a starter on their team. Mateo wanted to be a starter at Real Madrid but he’s losing patience now. Madrid don’t want to sell him but will have to try a new persuasion way.
I feel the need to address the recent Lionel Messi conversation. Please feel free to leave your opinions in the comments and why. If you answer with no reason, its not justified and there's no chance I'll change my opinion. But anyways, enjoy reading 👍
Argentina have failed to get a decent result so far this World Cup. A 1-1 draw to Iceland and yesterday's 3-0 loss to Croatia has seen the footballing world jump to opinions on why their tournament is going so poorly. Without scoring a goal in the last 161 minutes of World Cup play, blame is begging to naturally fall onto the shoulders of Messi
There seem to be two definite responses about Messi and Argentina:
1) Messi is a bad footballer; he's no where near Cristiano level
2) Messi has horrible teammates and Sampoali shouldve been sacked at halftime
Obviously, extreme narratives are rarely accurate and I'm not going to say either is right. Except I am more in favor of Option 1 than 2. I do think that Portugal have a better all around side than Argentina. They are more young and spry, and Argentina are plagued with old age. However, they've got so many attackint players that Mauro Icardi got left out of the squad. They should be able to find a way to score, whether Messi does it or not. Plus, if we are talking about the G.O.A.T here, the "GREATEST OF ALL TIME", I need to see more of him
He had multiple chances Iceland and couldn't finish one of them, thats the statistics. 11 shots in one game and none converted. However, he had 1 shot against Croatia, and it was blocked. Regardless of his surroundings, I want to see more from him