Diego Maradona has explained how distressed Barcelona star Lionel Messi was after Argentina's shattering 4-0 defeat to Germany at the 2010 World Cup.
The Argentine football manager who was the coach of Argentina then stated that he saw Lionel Messi crying in the shower after that defeat against the Germans.
Lionel Messi has won all the major trophies in football while playing for Barcelona, but the FIFA World Cup title is still missing in his trophy cabinet.
Maradona who is currently the head coach of Argentine top-flight side Gimnasia de La Plata has now revealed the agony he shared with Lionel Messi nine years ago.
He made this declaration while speaking with his nation's sports channel TyC Sports.
"I am his friend. I saw him crying in the shower when we lost 4-0 to Germany while many players were already looking for flights back home.
“I would never face up against Messi. He is as much an idol to me as he is for Benja, 10,'' Maradona explained.
At the 2010 World Cup, Diego Maradona who won the 1986 title was desperate to win it again as a coach, but his squad then were beaten 4-0 by Germany.
And since then Lionel Messi has been struggling at the World Cup as Argentina also defeated in the round of 16 at the Championship in 2018.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi made a striking confession after revealing he does not want a life contract at Camp Nou despite his desire to remain at Barcelona.
The 32-year-old's future at the club remains uncertain when club President Josep Bartomeu revealed that their captain has a clause in his contract which enables him to leave at the end of the season.
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