Lionel Messi ‘s fellowship with Argentina’s fans is strained, and Lothar Matthaus gave him an alternative, playfully. Germany would send a passport to Lionel Messi if Argentina feels undervalued, kidded Lothar Matthaus, who couldn’t want anything more than to see the Bundesliga star in Barcelona.
Losing in four major finals, Messi was unable to translate the achievement onto the international stage. His nation is as yet looking for a first senior title since 1993. Combined with the fact that he spent a lot of his career in Spain, Argentina ‘s six-time champ of the Ballon d’Or has come in for analysis too.
Messi is constantly compared to compatriot Diego Maradona, who drove Argentina to the magnificence of the World Cup not as fruitful at the club level in 1986. Matthaus is befuddled in his nation of origin by Messi ‘s treatment, and Germany would be more than ready to give him the alternative.
Matthaus, who won the 1990 World Cup and Ballon d’Or, told La Nación: “I can’t trust it. In the event that you don’t care for Messi, he can come to Germany at any second, we ‘re waiting with great affection and we’re going to give him a visa. I can’t understand. It’s the same as the debate about whether it’s better for Maradona or Messi. [Argentina] is fortunate to have had these two great players, and they are arguing over which one is better than the other? You have two of history’s greatest football stars.”
It was claimed that the deadline had passed for Messi to trigger a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave Barca for free at the finish of the season.
The 33-year-old is relied upon to sign an augmentation at Camp Nou however Matthaus might want to see him act in the Bundesliga regularly.
He said: “Obviously we ‘d take him! In the event that we had a chance to get Leo in the Bundesliga, we ‘d be happy. Yet, I’m going, to be straightforward with you. I am glad to have Messi in football. He’s a brilliant player and a hero. I know him personally and he happens to make me happy with his play style.”