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Crespo: Messi Behind Icardi’s Argentina World Cup Ordeal

Crespo: Messi Behind Icardi’s Argentina World Cup Ordeal

Former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo has claimed that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is behind Jorge Sampaoli’s likely decision not to call Mauro Icardi up for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. 

Icardi has scored 27 goals in the Italian Serie A this season for Inter Milan but remains behind Serio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala in the pecking order, according to Jorge Sampaoli.
 
Former Inter and Chelsea striker Crespo, 45, who scored 35 goals in 64 Argentina matches, however believes that leaving Icardi out from the La Albiceleste World Cup squad will be the greatest mistake Sampaoli will be making.
“It seems to me that Icardi is not one of Messi’s friends,” Crespo told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
 
“The national team is now made up of a magic circle, do you understand me? Icardi is not part of the circle and therefore, unfortunately, he will not go to the World Cup in Russia.
 
“This is my opinion. The team needs a striker like him, but Sampaoli and Messi think otherwise.”

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 4
  • Mykel 6 months ago

    Crespo is a big hearted man, it takes such people to say d truth without fear or favor. Messi has ruined the Argentine national team

  • Bomboy 6 months ago

    Keep this up, Messi, and you increase our chances of beating you silly at the World Cup.

  • Prince 6 months ago

    Exactly the same thing happened to Carlos Tevez and Deigo Millto
    ****Players power!!!**
    That’s why you have selfish and one-sided player as your team captain !!!! 
    We had that ugly face b4 in the SE….it has long be broken and buried for good!!!

    SUPER EAGLES WILL SURELY SOAR HIGH IN THIS MUNDIAL….MY BELIEF IS SO HIGH BECOS GOD NO DEY SLEEP FA !!!

    My brothers in the house…I Duff my hat ooo!!!

  • Debbie 6 months ago

    Icardi is a prolific striker who can make a world of difference in the Argentines’ team. If they leave him out of their squad, then their loss will be our gain.