"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".
Messi has not appeared for the national team since the last-16 loss to eventual champions France at the World Cup in Russian Federation.
The former World Cup victor took charge of Lionel Messi and Argentina at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The 31-year-old has captained Argentina since 2011 but Maradona, who won the World Cup back in 1986, believes the Barcelona star has no leadership qualities and believes he should be considered as an equal to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Maradona has suggested that Messi's antics before a match do not make him a worthy candidate for any kind of leadership role.
Maradona, who along with Brazil's Pele is widely held to be one of the best players of all time, said Messi was one player at his club Barcelona and another with the national side.
Shanghai Open: Roger Federer defeats Daniil Medvedev
World number one Rafael Nadal , beaten by Federer in last year's final of the Masters 1000 showpiece, is absent with injury. Fourth-ranked Juan Martin del Potro , Alexander Zverev and Kei Nishikori all join Federer today in action.
Maradona, speaking from the Mexican state of Sinaloa where he coaches local second-tier side Dorados, said Messi's break was sensible.
"Let's stop making a god out of Messi".
Barcelona eggheads are now considering a new long-term extension that will keep Messi at Nou Camp until he turns 36 in 2022 or 2023.
Wednesday's cuts represent about 6.5 percent of the nation's daily output of 11.1 million barrels of crude. Reuters however reports that markets were supported as Hurricane Michael closed almost 40 percent of U.S.
The Zika virus, transmitted through the Aedes aegypti mosquito, causes fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain. Veenu said residents of Shatri Nagar area store water in containers for a long period that result in mosquito breeding.
The majority votes were against Srishty and the jodi of Saba-Somi in the light of the violence during the captaincy task. That's when Surbhi and Romil take Karanvir's name which irks him and the two indulge in a verbal spat.
They then edited the cells to remove parts of DNA that normally block reproduction using only male or female genes. Just as impressively, the created mice were able to live to adulthood and have offspring of their own.
A new report will be published into the state of young people's mental health every year on World Mental Health Day , it said. Now, the singer and actress is fighting for more awareness and funding for mental health .
Reuters believes this may impress conservative Catholics who favour more discussion on issues relating to " cultural wars ". POPE FRANCIS has compared having an abortion to " hiring a hitman to solve a problem".
The belt is a bit different and features additional black accents, and the gloves have received more changes than anything else. After spending some time in Europe, principal photography on Spider-Man: Far From Home picked up in New York City this week.
Earlier this week the Department of Justice (DOJ) cleared the $ 69 billion merger between CVS and Aetna , with some conditions. The move comes after Walgreens was burned by a similar deal with the disgraced and shuttered blood-testing startup Theranos.
In a statement, the army said troops "spotted a number of assailants who climbed the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip". In response, the IDF said, soldiers used riot dispersal means and live fire in accordance with standard operating procedures.
By all accounts, Sarah Radney was safe inside her grandparents' home when Hurricane Michael roared into southwest Georgia. The Gadsden County Sheriff's office reported four people killed, with one young girl killed in Georgia .
May briefs ministers ahead of crunch Brexit talks
Foster said her party, which has 10 lawmakers in the United Kingdom parliament, was not bluffing in its tough stance on the talks. The party's Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson urged Mrs May to show European Union negotiators "the door".
Marvel And Netflix Have Officially Cancelled Iron Fist
Iron Fist was among the four initial series that Marvel sold to Netflix back in 2013, and it was also one of the most divisive. Ultimately, we'll simply have to wait and see what Marvel has in store for the Iron Fist mythos going forward.
Nepal storm kills several climbers in Himalayas
The climbers had been waiting for a window of good weather so they could reach the summit, when the storm hit Friday. There were five South Korean climbers and four Nepalese guides in the camp when the strong storm hit.
Henry given first job as head coach by Monaco
Here is an insight into the Monaco duo and whether Manchester United should splash the cash to bring them to the Premier League. He retired as a player in December 2014 to work as a television pundit, before joining Belgium's coaching staff in 2016.
US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing
The last time Moscow's space program had a crewed launch failure was during the Soviet era in 1983, when a Soyuz booster exploded. Russian Federation stands to lose that monopoly with the arrival of SpaceX's Dragon and Boeing's Starliner crew capsules .
Canal Water on the Rise
However, more than ten countries, including Ireland, showed a lack of appetite for increasing the EU's climate target. He recommended that Vietnam shift into a low-carbon economy, with a focus on the development of renewable energies .
Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl's Resignation
Pope Benedict elevated then-Archbishop Wuerl to the College of Cardinals in November 2010, shortly after Wuerl's 70th birthday. Francis has said the devil is ultimately behind sex abuse of children by priests and current divisions in the Church .
Djokovic outguns Anderson in Shanghai
The 31-year-old from Serbia is in blistering form, winning Wimbledon, the Cincinnati Masters and US Open in recent months, after having elbow surgery in February.
Jetliner lands in US after world's longest flight
Singapore Airlines has held the coveted title before with. wait for it, a non-stop service between Singapore and Newark. The marathon flight had no standard economy seats, only so-called "economy comfort" and business class.
England play out stalemate with Croatia in Rijeka
Kane said: 'It was a unusual one, we're not using to playing with no fans, it's hard without the atmosphere'. We were braver and more decisive. 'Now the players are more established and look comfortable.