Argentina struggle to win the World Cup even with Lionel Messi because they do not play as a team, according to former United States president Barack Obama.
“Even people that we consider geniuses work with other people in order to develop their style,” Obama said at the EXMA Conference in Bogota.
“In Argentina, even though Messi is wonderful, they have problems winning the World Cup.”
“My advice to young people is that we have to recognise very few people achieve great things on their own,” Obama added.
Obama’s comments come as Messi and Argentina prepare for next month’s Copa America in Brazil.
Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina will face Nicaragua in an international friendly in San Juan on June 7 before flying out to Brazil.