July 1, 2018

30 yrs old, the Argentinian dribbler and striker, the Lionel Messi is considered to be the best football player on the earth. Actually, he is born to play football and he really does it very well.

In his career, up to 2018 FIFA World Cup Championship, he claims total of 552 goals (both in club level and international) including 450 from left foot and 77 from right foot. Thirty two titles and 13 awards (5 times FIFA player of the year) come under his name after 637 matches, out of which 451 were won. When it comes to the goal ratio, 0.87 is really astonishing and only God can beat it.

Lionel Messi has been the die-hard player of Barcelona since 2001 and will be Barcelonan till he retires. His annual salary of 100 million euro reflects his loyalty to Barceona.

Despite his success in club football, he has failed to prove his playmaking ability when play for national team. The 2014 FIFA world cup (lost to Germany 1-0) and 2016 Copa America (lost in penalty shoot-out against Chile) were the top failures of Lionel Messi with National team. For Argentina, he has found the net only in 64 times in 124 matches which is relatively at low goal ratio compared to his entire career.

More than that, Messi seems to have FIFA world cup phobia, which have undermined his potential in a great deal. Only 5 goals scored in 15 world cup matches reflects his phobia.

Football experts and analysts say that putting Messi as the skipper of the national team, has overburden Messi and that stress undermines his playmaking ability. Releasing him from leaderships, carry the nation and Messi himself to a great future.