He has been on the losing side in all four of his finals with Argentina - three in the Copa America and at the 2014 World Cup - and has not scored in four World Cup knockout stages.
Diego Maradona has criticised Lionel Messi as "not a leader" in a freakish interview in Mexico.
"I don't know whether we are ready, it's the truth, I don't know". Messi is just another player for Argentina.
"When you put on the shirt of the Argentina national team, you defend it until the death".
Diego Maradona is no stranger to controversy. Then, on the field, he wants to be the leader.
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"For me, it's hard to say it but it's useless to make a leader out of a man who goes to the bathroom 20 times before a game". The Catalan coach also spoke about his time at Barcelona, where he was coach between 2008 and 2012, saying his success at Camp Nou was the result of the flawless connection between the players, the club and the coach "that only happens once in a lifetime".
However, Messi's cousin, Maxi Biancucchi have had enough of Maradona's jibe and chose to respond to his latest comments.
The 1986 World Cup victor claimed the Barcelona forward played differently when he was representing the Spanish side and said it was a waste of time trying to turn him into a leader 'because he goes to the toilet 20 times before a match'.
Maradona who guided Argentina to world cup glory in 1986 also said Messi was expected to be "the saviour of the fatherland".
Mubarak was reported to have told Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo "we asked Guardiola to talk to him, we offered him triple the salary he has at Barcelona, but he never accepted".