Following the defeat Argentina suffered in the hands of Croatia, football legend Maradona has demanded to speak with Messi and the whole team to let them know what it means to wear the national T-shirt.

Lionel Messi and Co are staring a shock early exit in the face after the 1-1 draw with Iceland and shamobolic 3-0 defeat to Croatia.

Blazers striker Ante Rebic rubbed salt into a nation’s open wounds when he said he didn’t swap shirts with Messi because his country were so bad.

And manager Jorge Sampaoli is involved in a bitter war of words with striker Sergio Aguero.

Maradona was reduced to tears as he watched the thumping by Croatia.

And now he appears to have taken matters into his own hands by demanding to speak to the sorry stars.

He said: “I played with my life whenever I got the Argentine shirt. “Legends like Simeone, Redondo, Ruggeri, Canniggia, Filol, Luque and Gallego did exactly the same. “I want to be able to talk to the players and make them understand what it means to wear the national shirt.”

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