Who is bluffing? Man City deny claims of Messi bid

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And while appearing on "The Last Word Mexico" television programme, Maradona launched into a tirade against the Barcelona superstar and slammed his leadership skills, having initially praised him.

"We shouldn't deify Messi any longer", Maradona said in an interview with Fox Sports.

Diego Maradona criticised Lionel Messi in a freakish interview in Mexico.

But the five-time world's best player snubbed the advances by City to sign an extension at the catalan outfit.

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"I've always maintained that our fans are the worst people in the world, and the lads are all right behind me on that", he said. Kane has now equalled his longest period without an global goal, but Southgate isn't concerned. "They were the only ones here".

Caretaker coach Lionel Scaloni remains hopeful the Barcelona skipper will eventually end his self-imposed exile, but Maradona is less convinced of the 31-year-old's present value to the team.

And though the Albiceleste legend acknowledges that the Barcelona superstar is one of the best players in the world, he feels Messi doesn't have the right personality to captain his country. "We have to take the pressure off him", he said.

"For me it's hard to talk, but it's pointless wanting to make a man who goes to the bathroom 20 times before a match into the leader", Maradona further remarked.

"I don't know if we're prepared and we don't have the history behind us to say if we are up to the mark".

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Guardiola defined Messi as "a competitive animal, fierce" and said that he "hates losing", all of which were key components to his success at Barcelona.

Maradona's toilet reference was thought to be a dig at Messi's nerves before games that have seen him vomit in some important matches.

Maradona led Argentina to the World Cup crown in 1986 and is revered in his homeland as a God due to the feats.

City chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak was quoted in Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo as saying he once made a lucrative offer for Messi, which would reportedly have paid him more than US$1.3 million per week. "If I have to decide for my team I will choose Messi over Ronaldo, three-time FIFA World Cup champion Pele said".

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