Argentina and Lionel Messi: The dark side of existence
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Argentina and Lionel Messi: The dark side of existence

In the end, Argentina won.

Adjusting the playing style and people not only helped Argentina win positive results against the two strongest teams in South America today, but also showed fans one of the most watchable Argentina since the breakup.

Without Messi, Argentina had to brainstorm and find new solutions, then appeared with a much more positive face through the matches with Brazil and Colombia.

When taking over the Argentina coach position left by Alejandro Sabella after the 2014 World Cup, Martino kept the formula of his predecessor – building Argentina around Messi.

Di Maria, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Javier Macherano, Carlos Tevez… are at the same world class as Messi, but when Argentina played in the 2014 World Cup or 2015 Copa America, viewers felt as if Messi was `carrying the team`.

The runner-up position at the 2014 World Cup does not cover up the fact that Argentina has no special lessons, except for waiting for Messi to shine.

Compared to his fellow legend, Messi is too gentle.

Argentina and Lionel Messi: The dark side of existence

With Messi (left), Argentina’s other talents are overshadowed, despite their great contributions to the team’s playing effectiveness.

When Messi was injured, coach Martino immediately had problems.

In the match against Colombia, the opponent was rated higher, coach Martino put his faith in Ever Banega, so that Sevilla’s silent conductor showed his qualities of controlling the midfield and injecting creativity into the whole team.

People who love Argentina always feel pain in a very unique way when watching this team.

Argentines have always been obsessed with Maradona, they worshiped him and in the summer of 1986 to the point that any player who just shined, showing signs of a modest height but agility and good technique, was immediately labeled

Argentina and Lionel Messi: The dark side of existence

Martino will have to be more courageous for Argentina to avoid going down the tragic path of depending on Messi.

During the past 30 years, there have only been two superstars who escaped Maradona’s shadow, because of their beautiful style and unique identity, those are `slender guy` Fernando Redondo and `Lion King` Gabriel Batistuta.

On the day Argentina got rid of Messi’s shadow, fans understood that another tragic Tango song would be sung on the stage of infatuation.

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