Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has brushed off suggestions that Los Albicelestes will be under even more intense pressure to succeed if Maradona were to be installed as the new coach.
The Argentine Football Association organized a meeting yesterday (Monday) to finalize the potential candidates that would take over the hotseat vacated by Alfio Basile two weeks ago.
Carlos Bianchi, Miguel Russo (current coach of
The media, on the other hand, have predicted that extra burden and pressure will be placed on the national team should the legendary former player take over. But Barça sensation, Lionel Messi does not think so.
“I don’t think there would be more pressure on us if Maradona were to be chosen as the new trainer,” he was quoted as saying by Marca.
“We just have to continue working hard to return to the summit, where
Messi was then asked if the national side could undergo a revolutionary transformation just like the one seen at
“It would be difficult to see that kind of change at
“All the new players who arrived at Barça have changed our spirit, mentality and enthusiasm. And we spend a lot of time together.
“But with the national team, we only have ten days at a time to prepare and then you have to play with people who know very little about,” he concluded.