2018 FIFA WC: What is Caniggia’s tips to Messi to lift the trophy?


Messi should get full support to lift the trophy

XtraTime Web Desk: From individual accolades to club trophies, Lionel Messi has won everything in the game bar an honour for his country.

While it is not a black mark against the name of arguably the greatest footballer in history, Messi, 30, will always be unfavourably compared to Diego Maradona once the World Cup rolls around every four years.

To escape Maradona’s shadow, Messi will need to match the 57-year-old’s feat of winning football’s global showpiece.

The 51-year-old Caniggia said, “Messi doesn’t get the same support from his team-mates as Maradona did. Every player has a responsibility, even those who don’t play much. You can’t give all the responsibility to Messi, because then what’s the point of you being there?”

However, Caniggia, who was one of the stars as Argentina reached the 1990 World Cup final only to fall to West Germany, feels that if the rest of the squad can get their act together, they can be a real threat to the other 31 teams in Russia.

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