Lionel Messi has announced on Tuesday his decision to leave the Argentina national team temporarily. A decision which will generate a lot of reactions.
Before hearing the news, a former Barcelona player gave an interview with Ole and said it would be a disaster if Messi did walk away.
Hristo Stoichkov said: "If Messi quit Argentina tomorrow, for three years they would not win a game."
"First of all you have to know what model of football you want. If you want to depend on Messi or 22 players. Argentine football has to have a structure and I don't know about what the new president wants. Tha is the big question."
He also defended Messi against accusations that he demands players to be picked in the side.
"It's a fucking lie that someone invented a while back. So, I should be coach of the Argentina national team because I'm a friend of Leo. It's a fucking lie. How can people be like that?"