Copa America 2019: ‘Nightmare’ still clings to Lionel Messi


Lionel Messi has joined the Argentina team at nine major tournaments, including five Copa America and four World Cups, but has yet to touch the championship once.

Argentina’s national team had to stop at the 2019 Copa America semi-final after a 2-0 defeat to the home team Brazil.

The fact that Scolani’s team is white at a major tournament is no longer a surprise because it is just another defeat of “La Albiceleste” for many years. But with Lionel Messi, “nightmare” has not ended.

The “Tango Country” team has not been able to win a team-level championship in major tournaments since 1993 when they crowned at a Copa America.

Ever since Lionel Messi, the biggest star in Argentina’s post-Maradona era, debuted in the national team shirt in 2006, the fans are still keen on a home team championship. But now, luck has always been “elusive” the player is rated the number 1 star of world football today.

Football fans in the world still cannot explain what happens to Argentine football genius and finally have to accept the explanation that Messi has never been “charming” with the team shirt color. nation.

In the nine major leagues Messi participated in, the No. 10 player played 46 matches, scored 15 goals and created 19 chances for teammates with a goal of 33%.

Meanwhile, in the club shirt Barcelona has scored 614 goals in 719 matches at a rate of up to 85%. Of the 64 leagues in the colors of Catalunia’s team, Messi joined with his teammates to win 34 championships with an incredible rate of 53.1%.

In fact, “La Pulga” did not get the best performance in the 2019 Copa America, but in the semi-finals with Brazil, he still demonstrated the role of leader with high-class passes and assists “boldly Messi. ”

Therefore, the feeling of striker No. 10 when having to carry this suitcase is still sad but not too disappointed as the previous tournament.

At the age of 32, Messi certainly knows he doesn’t have much time with the national team. In the short term, it is possible that “La Pulga” has only 2 big goals to conquer Argentina colors including Copa America 2020 and World Cup 2022.