Re: 2012-2013 Discussion Thread for La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, etc
People can argue all they want about how the Argentine team is badly managed or whatever, fact is Maradona won a world cup with a fairly average national side
I always find this argument stupid as well. Yes the team was fairly average but so were most teams at that tournament. No team stood out and it was one of the weaker world cups team wise so yes they were average but still one of the best. Also the team was built around Maradona and in set in SA.
Messi didn't have the team built around him, home advantage (continent) and teams around them were actually amazing (Spain, Germany). Maradona wouldn't have shone either under these conditions.