Argentina national football team boss Jorge Sampaoli is making bold claims about Messi one after another. His latest comment includes, “Messi has a revolver put to his head called the World Cup and if he doesn’t win it, he’s shot and killed.”
Sampaoli has already made a comment back in Nov 2017, as he said, “Football owes a World Cup to Messi.” The Argentine boss is doing everything to soothe his best player and keep him calm before the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.
Former Sevilla boss knows very well, he is managing the World’s best player. If Argentina wins the World Cup, it will be him who will be honored more than Messi. Messi has played in major international events before, but he only finished runners-up. It’s right time for Messi to touch the most prestigious trophy in the world and it will only be possible if the player himself feel comfortable.
Marca reports as Sampaoli told Clarin, “Messi has a revolver put to his head called the World Cup and if he doesn’t win it, he’s shot and killed. As a result, he can’t enjoy his talent. What I find is that negativity surrounding international football damages Messi.”
It clearly means he doesn’t have the best Messi at his disposal. However, he praises Messi saying, “At this moment, I feel that I’m coaching the best player in history. This is a guy who has stayed as the best in the world for 10 years. It’s difficult to assume a level of control when your leader knows he’s better than you, he executes things like nobody else.”
Sampaoli also clarifies his comment of “football owes a World Cup to Messi”. He said, “Against Ecuador, I was a bit strong in my tone suggesting that football owed Messi a World Cup, however, I knew he was going to appear for us at the vital moments.”
Argentina boss made clear that he’ll play the same system in which Messi play for his club. He added, “You have to find the best players and put them into their best positions. Leo has to play like he does for his club, to put him into another structure is madness.”