Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Football
1-min read

Messi Has No Personality, Lacks Character to Be Leader: Maradona

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has claimed that present captain Lionel Messi does not have the character to be a leader.

IANS

Updated:June 10, 2016, 8:34 AM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
Messi Has No Personality, Lacks Character to Be Leader: Maradona
Lionel Messi during a practice session. (Getty Images)

Paris: Argentina legend Diego Maradona has claimed that present captain Lionel Messi does not have the character to be a leader.

Maradona was caught on microphone talking about the FC Barcelona icon with Brazil legend Pele at an event here on Thursday.

"He's a really good person, but he has no personality," Maradona was quoted as saying by goal.com.

"He lacks (the) character to be a leader."

Pele responded saying, "Ah, I get it, he's not like we were back in the days. In the 70s we (Brazil) had really good players like Rivellino, Gerson, Tostao."

"Not like Argentina now, which depends only on Messi. He (Maradona) is saying that Messi is a good player, there's no doubt about it, but he has no personality."

Messi's commitment to the game has been questioned time and again by Argentina fans as the talismanic forward has struggled to replicate his club form in national colours.

The 28-year-old has twice lost in the final of the Copa America and once if the World Cup final. He has only the 2008 Olympic gold medal as a significant international honour.

He missed Argentina's opening game of the Copa America, a 2-1 win over title holders Chile, due to a back injury.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results