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Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by lilfreezy: 11:08am On Jun 30, 2019
While recognising that he has been far from his best in Brazil, the Barcelona star believes the grounds-keeping has also been sub-par

Argentina captain Lionel Messi took aim at the state of the pitches at the 2019 Copa America after helping his team through to a semi-final clash with Brazil.

Messi, however, once more failed to reproduce his best form, with a penalty against Paraguay his only goal in four matches so far in the tournament.

Leo recognises that he has been far from his strongest; although according to the Barcelona star the Copa's groundsmen are also at fault.

"I am not having my best Copa America," he told reporters at the final whistle in Rio.

"In truth, the pitches are shameful. It is hard to control the ball and carry it.

"The ball looked like a rabbit, it goes all over the place with this pitch. All we can do is adapt.

"The pitches are awful. That doesn't help keep possession, you need a second longer, it bounces poorly, you cannot lead.

"But we played a complete game and we were able to win."

Martinez, who with two goals is Argentina's top scorer to date in the Copa, added that the Albiceleste will start as underdogs against Brazil - but he is relishing the challenge.

"We have our own players," he pointed out.

"We know it will be difficult because they are the home side and they will be in front of their fans.

"We are showing that we give our all in every game. Luckily things are going well."

Argentina meet Brazil in Belo Horizonte's Estadio Mineirao on Tuesday, their first meeting in a major finals since the 2007 Copa America final.

https://www.goal.com/en/amp/news/the-ball-was-like-a-rabbit-messi-slams-shameful-copa-america/aub1axrqu78h1fa9t2ciw9zp6

https://twitter.com/brfootball/status/1144920746755579904?s=19

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Adeoludt(m): 11:19am On Jun 30, 2019
GOAT

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Jokerman(m): 11:24am On Jun 30, 2019
Lol.... Buh Messi fans said he has been playing like "Pirlo" grin

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by lilfreezy: 11:28am On Jun 30, 2019
Maradona comes to mind cool

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by FAMILYJA(f): 11:35am On Jun 30, 2019
Lol

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by nelsonebby(m): 11:58am On Jun 30, 2019
Jokerman:
Lol.... Buh Messi fans said he has been playing like "Pirlo" grin
how's your boyfriend analdo?

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Jokerman(m): 11:59am On Jun 30, 2019
nelsonebby:
how's your boyfriend analdo?
Lol... Bro

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Beverlyjean(f): 1:06pm On Jun 30, 2019
Messi just gave his fans the excuse they need to attack those that are logical about his attainment...another certain failure.. this guy is a false prophet
Is it not the same pitch aguero and martinez have been performing on??

It's no longer the Argentine team...it's now pitch... Ok ooo

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Frankaka8(m): 3:28pm On Jun 30, 2019
Beverlyjean:
Messi just gave his fans the excuse to another certain failure.. this guy is a false prophet
babe use ur sense nah... haba

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Iamicekid(m): 4:20pm On Jun 30, 2019
Nonsense, the field wey u take blow, he good reach that field, ogbeni shits happens, no dey blame field.. u no be rich kid from start so you don play wella for field wey worst pass that one and u perform well

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by flamingREED(m): 4:20pm On Jun 30, 2019
Okay. It will be better to play the next edition in Spain. Messi should be given the benefit of the doubt.

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Jac007(m): 6:02pm On Jun 30, 2019
They should move the remaining fixtures to camp nou abi? Oniranu oshi angry

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Kingosytex(m): 6:02pm On Jun 30, 2019
The GOAT wants the next edition of Copa America to be played in Camp Nou.

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by OPTIMUSPRIME08: 6:02pm On Jun 30, 2019
Lol
Camp nou WI-FI NETWORK at it again

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Benekruku(m): 6:03pm On Jun 30, 2019
grin grin grin


Very true.

Nigeria would have won the last FIFA World Cup if not for the pitches

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by RemiTinubu(f): 6:04pm On Jun 30, 2019
Messi = Buhari grin

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Damfostopper(m): 6:04pm On Jun 30, 2019
goat no see grass chop.... and he is blaming poor state of the pitch.......




unlike the other GOAT: Cristiano Ronaldo

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by akinbode1(m): 6:04pm On Jun 30, 2019
This is Unprofessional excuse... cool

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Kingosytex(m): 6:05pm On Jun 30, 2019
flamingREED:
Okay. It will be better to play the next edition in Spain. Messi should be given the benefit of the doubt.

Camp Nou to be specific

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by OPTIMUSPRIME08: 6:05pm On Jun 30, 2019
Damfostopper:
goat no see grass chop.... and he is blaming poor state of the pitch.......




unlike the other GOAT
Which GOAT lol DONKEY comes to mind
Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Damfostopper(m): 6:06pm On Jun 30, 2019
OPTIMUSPRIME08:

Which GOAT lol DONKEY comes to mind
The other GOAT..... Christiano Ronaldo

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Fuckthamods: 6:06pm On Jun 30, 2019
See this one.. Your teammates wey dey score the goals that led you to this stage of the tournament get two heads abi? Fake goat whose only goal of the tournament is through a penalty. Paraguay fĂșck up but i trust my Brazil to do the needful.

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by nairalee(m): 6:07pm On Jun 30, 2019
Messi, I'm your biggest fan but this one wey u talk na just excuse.

Pls recognize this may be your Last opportunity to win a national trophy to shut up all your critics who use it to run you down against CR7
Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by OPTIMUSPRIME08: 6:07pm On Jun 30, 2019
Damfostopper:
The other GOAT..... Christiano Ronaldo
That's the only one permitted to be called a GOAT

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by jubangha(m): 6:08pm On Jun 30, 2019
GO LOOK BUSH WITH YOUR EXCUSES

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Nobody: 6:10pm On Jun 30, 2019
a Bad Workman blames his tools..

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by BeeBeeOoh(m): 6:11pm On Jun 30, 2019
Messi has finally made Buhari his role model #BlamersFC

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Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Topee10(m): 6:12pm On Jun 30, 2019
I once did that
Re: Copa America : Messi Blames Poor state of Pitches On His Woeful Performances by Damfostopper(m): 6:14pm On Jun 30, 2019
OPTIMUSPRIME08:
That's the only one permitted to be called a GOAT
that's why I capitalize the goat na

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