Since Messi’s retirement declaration immediately followed Argentina’s third cup final loss in as many years and Messi himself even missed the opening spot kick of their doomed shootout against Chile, Maradona thinks there might have been a cynical purpose for his quickly reversed decision.
Argentina legend Maradona, who coached Messi at the 2010 World Cup, told TyC Sports: “[Messi] escaped the criticism but the Argentines suffered.
“Maybe his retirement was staged to make us forget about the three final losses.”
Well, you’re a little late on this one, Diego. I essentially said the same thing the night it happened.
You’re slipping in your old age, man. You used to be a much better troll.