Barack Obama says Lionel Messi is a wonderful player

Barack Obama says Lionel Messi is a wonderful player

- Barack Obama has made it clear that Lionel Messi is a wonderful player

- The 57-year-old added that Messi's nation has not won the World Cup in recent time because they failed to play as a team

- Messi and his Argentine teammates were sent out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia by France

Ex-U.S President Barack Obama has explained the rationale behind Argentina's failure to win the World Cup in recent times, claiming the squad are not playing as a team.

Having Barcelona star Lionel Messi in their squad, Argentina were tipped to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, but they were sent out of the championship in the knock out stages.

Obama who served as U.S president from 2009 to 2017 has now offered an insight on Lionel Messi and his teammates at the national team.

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"Even people that we consider geniuses work with other people in order to develop their style.

"In Argentina, even though Messi is wonderful, they have problems winning the World Cup.

"My advice to young people is that we have to recognize very few people achieve great things on their own,'' Obama said at the EXMA Conference in Bogota according to Goal.

YEN.com.gh understands that Lionel Messi reportedly told Barcelona to trade two players to help fund the club in the summer transfer window.

The Barcelona captain is still not happy as La Blaugrana crashed out of the Champions League following their semi final second leg 4-0 loss to Liverpool.

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La Liga champions threw away a 3-0 first leg lead at the Camp Nou to miraculously lose 4-0 to lose 4-3 on aggregate.

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Source: Yen

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