Originally Posted by ReekOfAwesomenesss
I think its the weakest Argentina team in years. Even decades. Their defense isn't up to their historical standards and young midfielders they have are promising but can't be compared to the previous generations. Offense is the best part of their team but still not enough. Everybody blasts Messi for years but its baffling how much of shit Agüero has been for his nation. Not even talking about Higuain for the past several tournaments.
The guy Messi had his best time with Argentina was the great Riquelme. The chemistry they had from '05 to '08 was unbelievable. If you put that Riquelme to this Argentina team things would be so different. Even with the same defense they would outscore the best of them.
I’d definitely go as far as decades, they’ve been on a steady decline for a long long time now and don’t seem to look like improving any time soon.
It’s always the same though, there’s so much pressure on Messi to deliver that when they fail he gets the brunt of the blame which is unfair. It’s the modern game though and the likes of Ronaldo, Hazard, Kane, Neymar and all the top players get absolutely torn to pieces when they get knocked out of big tournaments but I do think Messi gets it worse than most because it’s Argentina and this “next Maradona” title has been placed upon him.
Yes Agüero has been a disaster for Argentina. It’s baffling for sure considering his goal scoring numbers at Manchester City.
Riquelme was class, how they could do with a player like him right now!
Last edited by r055co; 07-08-2019 at 06:05 PM.