Ronaldo had awful game but won’t be slated like Messi

by Steven Clarke June 27, 2018, 2:45
Ronaldo had awful game but won’t be slated like Messi

But while the Iberian team will now face sturdy Uruguay, and not Group A runners-up Russia, Schmeichel believes that he won't be judged as harshly as Lionel Messi, who didn't score a penalty of his own in Argentina's draw with Iceland.

"What is happening right now is what has happened to the national team over the past four years, unfortunately: anarchy", Simeone said.

Ronaldo had become a father of four children without a wedding: Cristiano Ronaldo may marry after World Cup but before that, he has already become the father of four children. There is no leadership, either from the coach, who should be leading, or the players, who should be led. The team looks lost.

Argentina's struggles in Russian Federation come after their pre-tournament preparations were wrecked by controversy and poor form, coupled with a reliance on a top-heavy, limited squad.

France will discover their opponents in the next round later on Tuesday, when Argentina need to beat Nigeria in Saint Petersburg to stand a chance of qualifying.

And whilst Ronaldo is making the most of his chances, the Chelsea midfielder claimed Messi is struggling to match his output due to having the weight of Argentina's hopes on his shoulders as he weighed in on the debate surrounding the two greatest players now in the game.

Despite the uncertainty, Simeone said he had not given up hope that Argentina may yet survive into the knockout stage.

"Messi is very good, but it is clear that he is very good because he is surrounded by extraordinary players (at Barcelona)", Simeone said.

"Right now in the dressing room they are coming to blows. Someone has to step up and start fighting", he added.

He also criticised Willy Caballero, who made a mistake for Croatia's opener. Many of us thought that he would carry this stunning form into the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation but it has not been the case so far.


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