Lionel Messi has emphasized his responsibility to Argentina’s national group and hit out at “lies” about him in his country.
The 31-year-old finished an eight-month deliberate outcast from universal football against Venezuela a week ago yet couldn’t help a 3-1 defaet in Madrid.
He at that point missed then Albiceleste’s 1-0 prevail upon Morocco on Tuesday due to a suspected groin injury.
His nonattendance stirred a debate in Argentina with certain news sources bringing up that Messi went to the baptism of Cesc Fabregas’ kids on Sunday and prepared openly with Barcelona on Wednesday.
“People said I went back because of a baptism,” Messi told Argentina’s Radio 94.7 Club Octubre. “It’s nonsense. It hurts me that people lie. I don’t hear or see these things, but my family suffers. Some will make up anything and people buy it. They say my father runs AFA (the Argentine Football Association) and that he does what we want. It’s all lies.”