?Former United States president Barack Obama has offered Lionel Messi and Argentina some expert advice ahead of next month’s Copa America.
The 46th edition of South America’s elite football tournament will pit the superstar against the likes of Brazil and reigning champions Chile, as they bid to win their first Copa America title since 1993.
Despite arguably boasting the competition’s best player, Argentina have come unstuck in both of the last finals, losing to Chile on penalties in 2015 and 2016.
“Even people that we consider geniuses work with other people in order to develop their style,” Obama said, as quoted by ?Goal.
“In Argentina, even though Messi is wonderful, they have problems winning the World Cup.
Argentina have been drawn in Group B, alongside Colombia, Paraguay and guests Qatar for the showpiece event in Brazil, with many supporters of
“In theory, it is sacrilege… but I don’t believe it,” he said.