A new round of infighting? The two main players of the Argentine team fell out, Messi leaving the team will be out of control, and the fans are helpless
In the impression of many fans, the Argentine national team is very united and cohesive. And they have indeed reflected this from the past few competitions. However, all this unity and peace is only short-lived, because the team's big brother, Lionel Messi, is about to fade out of the national team. After the Argentine king left the national team two years later, the Pampas Eagles may return to that era of chaos and infighting.
Why do you say that? First of all, old fans know that the Argentine national team has never been a team known for its unity. Whether it's the Kempes period, the Maradona period, or the Barty people. The Argentine national team has always been internally chaotic and extremely confrontational. Even the early stage of Messi's Argentina national team career was stirred up in this opposing contradiction. Due to the incompatibility between the two factions of Boca and River Plate, the Argentine national team has two factions, and the two sides are constantly fighting for the right to speak on the pitch.
Messi didn't have much say in the dressing room early in his career, even if he was the best player in the world at the time, but the party led by Tevez was very unhappy with Messi. Even Heinze, the big brother of the national team, threatened to expel Messi from the national team. At that time, the shy Messi was not ready, he could not cope with all this, which led to the Argentine national team at that time, although it had a luxurious squad, it was never able to go further in the competition. It was not until Messi officially completed his transformation after 2014 and possessed the style of captain that he mastered the voice of the national team. Then came the moment of results, when in '18 the team stopped in the round of 16 due to plastic surgery. But then, whether it was the next two Copa America or one World Cup, Argentina achieved good results.
And this is related to Messi becoming the captain and achieving unity of voice within the team. Today's Argentina national team, although there are still two factions of Boca and River Plate, but most of them are young players. Messi is the totem of the whole of Argentina, and these young players regard him as an idol, so there is no so-called factional fighting. Everyone has their own temper, but as long as Messi unites them, they will still have cohesion. This is the main reason why the Argentine national team has been in good form in recent years. And the problem arises again at this moment, because Messi is 35 years old after all.
Then he himself said that after playing next year's Copa America, he will gradually fade out of football. And by then, this Argentine national team may have an undercurrent again. In the just-concluded Premier League match between Tottenham and Liverpool, most players on both sides were very excited due to controversial penalties such as misjudgments and red cards. Tottenham star Romero posted a social media feed to celebrate the victory after his victory, while his national team team-mate McAllister replied directly below that it was a glorious 9-on-12 win. Romero, on the other hand, replied forcefully, and he hurried home and cried. This is not a joke, but a mutual spray after the two sides lose control of their emotions. You must know that the two are the absolute main players of the young generation of the national team, and the conflict at this time is not a good sign.
In addition, young players such as Enzo and Lisandro Martinez, who are familiar to fans, are also some grumpy stars, all of whom have their own factions and are unruly. What's more, the Argentine national team also has a Ghana Jo, who has always been known for his anti-bone boy image. These players are likely to return to the old tradition of infighting after Messi retires from football in the future. After all, everyone has tempers and different factions, and after Messi withdrew, the national team recruited a few more players with River Plate Boca colors.
Then infighting is predictable, because the Argentine team no longer has a big brother who can hold this group of players. What do you think about that?