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If you're the best player in the world, you should be able to take over the game and will your team to victory. I know there are 10 other players on your team, but if you are the world's best, then your team should have an edge.
Messi is from the great country of Argentina, and they're great at soccer too. He is lucky to have other great players on his team such as, Carlos Tevez and Gonzalo Higuain.
Messi, unfortunately has not been able to lead Argentina to World Cup glory, even with the help of his teammates.
Messi has participated in two World Cups and has just one goal in nine games. In those two World Cups, Argentina has been unable to get pass the quarterfinals and has under performed miserably.
Even though Leo has done quite well as a playmaker in these games, it is hard to see if he has the intangibles to lead Argentina to a World Cup championship.
If Messi was the greatest player in the world, then he should be able to lead his team to World Cup prominence. Maradona won a World Cup for Argentina, Messi needs to do the same to be the world's greatest.