Legendary Argentina Striker Gabriel Batistuta Backs Leo Messi, Says PSG Star Is Not ‘Jesus Christ’

Legendary Argentina Striker Gabriel Batistuta Backs Leo Messi, Says PSG Star Is Not ‘Jesus Christ’

  • Former Argentina frontman Gabriel Batistuta is happy to see the responsibility being shared among the Argentinian team instead of the pressure on Messi’s shoulders
  • According to Batistuta, Messi is not Jesus Christ stressing the balance is better now after ‘doing damage for a long time’ around the PSG superstar
  • Argentina are chasing their first World Cup since the legendary Diego Maradona inspired the South American nation to their second title in 1986

Former Argentina and AS Roma striker Gabriel Batistuta is excited Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi has been relieved of the pressure at the national team level.

Batistuta is happy to see a burden of responsibility being shared around by the current playing body of the Argentina national team.

The legendary striker, who has over 75 caps for Argentina, believes the expectant nation has now come to terms that the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner and Argentina captain is “not Jesus Christ”.

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Gabriel Batistuta, Lionel Messi, Argentina, captain, Jesus Christ
Gabriel Batistuta is glad Lionel Messi has been relieved of his ‘Jesus Christ’ role in Argentina. Photo credit: Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images @AlbicelesteTalk/Twitter
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Batistuta told La Nacion via GOAL: “For a long time we gave it (total responsibility) to Messi; first we condemn ourselves for thinking that we had Jesus Christ and he is Messi, yes, a great player, but he is not Jesus Christ, and then we condemn him too. We did damage for a long time.

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“Now that has changed because he feels freer with these guys. Of course, if I have the ball and I can give it to Messi, I give it to him.
"If I have two teammates, I give it to Messi if I can. If there is a wall and he is behind it, I have to give it to the other one. Well, that's what these kids understand. And they all play well. If they can't give it to Messi, they're going to give it somewhere else.

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Egypt legend Aboutrika prophesizes Leo Messi to win 2022 World Cup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that African football legend, Mohamed Aboutrika, has prophesized that Argentina and Paris Saint Germain forward Lionel Messi will win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup starts on November 21, 2022, and ends on December 18, 2022.

With a little 99 days remaining to begin the tournament, Aboutrika, who has three AFCON titles with Egypt sees Lionel Messi lifting the World Cup in Qatar.

Source: Sports Brief News