The Great Gig in the Sky
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Re: International Matches Discussion Thread
The reason Messi can't perform well in an Argentina shirt is because Argentina lack quality midfielders. He is usually fed by Xavi or Iniesta, so he doesn't get that here. But forget Messi, Argentina's midfield is forgetful. Banega and Cambiasso have hardly been inspiring. They won't win Copa America at this rate. Might as well give Pastore a guy in the next game, seeing as they can't buy goals at the moment. Colombia are the better team, and could have won this game had they took that great chance Gabby Milito gave them.
Argentina have a loaded strikeforce though (Tevez, Messi, Aguero, Milito, Higuain). But just like I said for their World Cup campaign, their strike force is overshadowed by their sub-par midfield and defense.