PSG’s Lionel Messi silenced one of his biggest enemies with Argentine glory in 2021
Lionel Messi has millions of fans around the world, but Sid Seixeiro doesn’t seem to be one of them.
The Canadian expert has been a vocal critic of Messi over the years and made international headlines in 2018 for a viral rant in which he criticized the Barcelona icon during the World Cup.
Following Argentina’s humiliating 3-0 defeat to Croatia, Seixeiro embarked on a startling controversy against Messi where he was called a “fraud” for failing to be successful internationally.
Viral rant over Messi
According to The Sun, Seixeiro said on Sportsnet: “Here is the Messi element of fraud that nobody wants to talk about, and I said fraud. Nationally, he won it all at Barcelona.
“This is how you know what Messi is. When they won the best things in Barcelona, it was Messi, it was Xavi, Iniesta, David Villa. It was the team.
“When they broke up in 2008 and went their separate ways for the majors, Xavi and Iniesta and David Villa and all those Spaniards from Barca, were winning tournaments.
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“Euro 2008, World Cup 2010, Euro 2012. Messi, the second he walks on ground without this core, is average.
“And you’ve seen him in Copa America, you’ve seen him in the World Cup, he’s now gone 675 straight minutes without scoring a World Cup goal.
“Because Xavi is not there, because Iniesta is not there, because David Villa is not there. And the best players I have ever seen in my life can play with anyone. . “
Seixeiro even went further, saying, “Cristiano Ronaldo can play with anyone – Michael Carrick sucks – Darren Fletcher sucks.”
Now we could dig deeper into why Seixeiro’s surface claims that Messi is ‘average’ without Iniesta and Xavi, as well as Carrick and Fletcher being bad players, are downright ludicrous.
Messi hit back in 2021
Truth be told, they’re so far off the mark they’re not worth the time of the day, but there was – at least at the time – some credibility that Messi was underperforming for Argentina.
Well, the key word here is “was” because the reason we’re revisiting Seixeiro’s viral rant is because Messi made it look ridiculous in 2021 by inspiring Argentina to Copa America glory this summer.
Messi simply cannot be called a “fraud” and “average” because he was named top player and top scorer after winning one of the sport’s most prestigious international tournaments.
Pair that with vastly superior performances in a declining Barca side in recent years and a change with a move from Paris Saint-Germain to feel Xavi and Iniesta’s argument getting more and more tired.
Video of Messi’s categorical response
But even if the prose and plates aren’t your thing, then be sure to watch how Messi responded to Seixeiro’s criticism with this awesome YouTuber video ‘SherAli EDITS’ below:
This is what you call an emphatic response.
Seixeiro was still not happy, however
But clearly Seixeiro was still not satisfied because expert tweeted after Argentina triumph: “Congratulations to Lionel Messi for finally reaching this unreachable star and winning a tournament with ten teams.
“In addition, congratulations to Messi for registering zero goals and zero assists in one of the most important games of his career. What a legend.”
And in this regard, we have to point out that Ronaldo did not score in the Euro 2016 final and that Portugal actually won only one game in 90 minutes over the entire tournament, n ‘is this not ? Law???
In the end, whatever the reasoning, it’s clear that Messi has one of his biggest enemies and skeptics in Seixeiro. For our money, however, he most certainly had the final say in 2021.
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