Lionel Messi Considering Split From Argentine National Team
After enduring plenty of scrutiny for coming up short in yet another international tournament, Lionel Messi is believed to be pondering a temporary split from Argentina’s national soccer team.
According to Argentine newspaper Olé (via the Spanish Daily AS), Messi “has been hurt by a series of personal attacks” following Argentina’s loss to Chile in penalty kicks during the Copa America Final on Saturday. One of those attacks came in the form of a harsh blurb that was published by Olé earlier in the week. As a result, Messi is now considering sitting out a few of Argentina’s friendlies in September, as well as some qualification matches for the 2018 World Cup.
If Argentina wants to be so hard on their star, let’s just see how they fare without him. This should be interesting.
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]