The happiest I saw Lionel Messi when I played alongside him for Argentina was in 2012- he scored a hat- trick against Brazil in New York, and he played the whole game with freedom and a smile on his face.
Messi looks stressed and unhappy at the world Cup
Messi Look stress, which is a real worry at World Cup.
His body language was totally change before the Croatia game on Thursday. To see the Leo, He was unhappy and stress at this world cup.
He is my friend as well as my former team-mate and I felt really sorry for him. It is very unusual to see him like that, but it was a sign of what was going on in his head.
I was not surprised he struggled, in what was a disastrous defeat for us. As a player myself, I know that if you go into a game and you don not really enjoy it then it is very difficult to play well.
Football is a collective game and everyone wants to improve his – not just Messi.
Messi always the main player and the main man.
Sampaoli also makes a lot of changes to his teams as well as his tactics, and even from the outside I can see how that would affect the atmosphere around the squad.
He was working with a 4-3-3 before the world cup, with only one defensive midfielder, but the day before the Lcelland game he changed to play with two, even though we knew they would defend very deep.
I have not spoken to any of the Argentina players but I have heard the reports that the playerswanted to get rid of him.