Diego Armando Maradona viciously criticised Mauro Icardi and Lucas Biglia, insisting Gonzalo Higuain is “worth 10 times more” than the Inter striker.
The Argentina and Napoli legend always hits the headlines when he speaks and gave a typically fiery interview to newspaper El Popular.
“If Leo Messi is in good shape, then he can hide all the limitations of the Argentina team,” said El Pibe de Oro.
“The real problem with Argentina is the lack of talent behind him. For example, we don’t have a midfield worthy of note. No offence, but who could’ve imagined Biglia would wear our international jersey even for one day?
“Today’s Argentina no longer strikes fear into the opponents. Apart from Messi, people have lost respect for the Albiceleste shirt.”
Maradona returned to one of his favourite subjects: insulting Icardi.
“Without a shadow of a doubt, Carlos Tevez deserves to go to the World Cup. There’s nobody better out there. We are scraping the bottom of the barrel to find a suitable Number 9.
“Higuain deserves an opportunity, as he is worth 10 times more than that shameful Icardi.”
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