Argentina football legend, Diego Maradona has stated that Barcelona star and fellow compatriot Lionel Messi will never be a leader.
31-year old Lionel Messi is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world of football with over 600 goals for both club and country and is a five time Ballon D’Or winner.
However, Maradona doesn’t feel the star player has what it takes to be the leader some quarters are trying to make him be.
“I love him with all my heart, he is a phenomenon, but they want to make hima leader, and he will never be a leader,” he said.
“He will always stay in his sporting, family and football world.”
Messi has captained the Argentina national team for years without being able to lead it to World Cup or Copa America glory, losing three finals in the process. He however won countless honours for Barca, including four Champions Leagues and nine La Liga titles.