Hristo STOICHKOV commented on the Argentina national team as well as Lionel MESSI while speaking to TyC Sports.
The 1994 Ballon d’Or winner didn’t hold back when talking about the Albiceleste. Here’s what he had to say:
“The team only depended on MESSI. This national team went from worse to worse. There were great players but without commitment. As if they didn’t know that this was their last chance.”
STOICHKOV went on to defend MESSI saying:
“It’s not always MESSI’s fault. Argentina had everything to win and did everything to lose.
“No one helped MESSI, there was no blood. It’s easy to throw it all against MESSI, MASCHERANO or the goalkeeper. But SAMPAOLI was wrong on a few things, the federation as well.”