World Cup 2010: Argentina Star Lionel Messi Laments Lenient Refereeing Against Greece

Albilceleste talisman delighted with the captaincy...
Argentina star Lionel Messi was not impressed with the referee's leniency but expressed his delight at captaining his country as they secured a third successive World Cup win, defeating Greece 2-0 to finish top of Group B.

Messi was instrumental yet again for la Albiceleste as goals from Martin Demichelis and veteran striker Martin Palermo ensured they took the spoils and sent the Greeks packing.

"The referee favoured foul play and would not let us play football but we still did what we could," he told a press conference before insisting once again that the team good is more important than him getting on the score sheet.

"I try to seek the best for my team-mates. I do not care that I didn't score because the team still won.

"Since I knew I was going to be captain it was very nice and it was very special to experience it. I had the support of my team-mates, it was another experience."

Messi noted too that captaining Barcelona was not all that important to him as there are people at his club more deserving of that honour.

"There are players that have been there a long time with a lot of experience that are well ahead of me," he remarked.

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