Pele: Messi can't do it for Argentina
Brazil legend Pele has cranked up the pressure on the man many believe is the world's best player ahead of this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
Lionel Messi, the Barcelona and Argentina maestro, has won almost all their is to win in the domestic game at the Spanish club, but has often failed in the past to reproduce that form on the international stage and Pele has suggested that there are two different players in one.
"When you see him play with Barcelona, he is Messi," the King told reporters, "but when you see him play for Argentina, he is another Messi."
"With Barcelona he is surrounded by two or three excellent players like Xavi and Iniesta to help him. With Argentina it is different because it is more difficult to connect with his teammates . It's a complately different Messi."
The Argentine's international form has improved over the past year or soand one would assume that he were to be written off at one's peril.