The Argentine striker went through a disappointing Copa America period. He could not help the Tango team to the throne. More disappointing, it was a performance that lacked the identity and bravery of the big team.
Argentina finished third after a tough victory over Chile. It was a failure for them. But in terms of preparation, the foundation of the force, the Albicelestes’ defeat was all anticipated.
However, there was one person who did not care about this disappointing Copa America. No one else, it was Messi. El Pulga rarely talks about failure. Yet, within a few days, he voiced accusations from the Organizing Committee to the referee full of steel.
Not only that, in the third match against Chile, Messi received a red card after a normal scuffle with Gary Medel. Argentina still won the final but Messi refused to receive a medal. He hoped that VAR and the referees do not participate in anything in the final so that Peru can play. But it’s hard for Peru.
Messi was wrong. Brazil go all the way to the championship with their terrifying power. Until the final, they were the first to fail the goal.
Selecao no longer pompous, playing football artistically every day they gradually know pragmatic. In fact, the fulcrum of the Samba dancers is the defense, where they own the players at the maturity of their career as well as experience. Brazil’s stability is a big difference from Argentina.
Messi does not have the support of the whole team and with Brazil, they play collective football and have won themselves, won the opponent. Messi reserved disrespect for the opponent when he said that Brazil thanks to the help of the organizers and referees.
But in fact, the home team had a successful Copa America period. It comes not only from the title but from the gameplay, the ability to control their emotions. The pragmatic combination of Brazilian artistism is something Argentina needs to learn instead of being jealous.