Lionel Messi has said even his son questions why he is crucified in Argentina as the Barcelona forward continues to suffer criticism in his homeland.
Messi, 31, returned to the Argentina squad for last week’s defeat in a friendly against Venezuela. It was his first appearance for the national team since its World Cup elimination against France last summer. But he dropped out of the squad for Tuesday’s game in Morocco due to a groin problem that has been hampering him since Christmas.After four days off, he returned to training with Barcelona on Wednesday, which led to a slew of abuse in his native Argentina about his decision to miss the friendly match against Morocco.
“I’m used to what they say about me, they are always making things up about me,” the Barca forward told Radio 94.7.