BonzaloDude, don`t know If you are really into soccer that much, but Messi has never done anything for his national team. Everybody knows that Messi only sweats the Barça jersey, watch the last World cup, or the last Copa de America, he was absent for most of the matches, he only scored 4 times on the last world cup and they lost the final of the last Copa de America to Chile.
I`m from Chile and at the beginning of this tournament I wasn't sure about the performance of the chilean team because there is a new coach and a new director of the soccer association in Chile. But after yesterday's match, I believe we could actually make it to the finals and be the toughest rival Argentina could have in this tournament, even after they beat us in the group stage.
But, just in case you aren't...
To say Messi "only" scored 4 goals in the World Cup is stupid. If I remember correctly, James won the golden boot (top scorer of the tournament) with 5 goals. To say that he's never done anything for his national team, despite getting to multiple major tournament finals, despite being tied as their all time top scorer, is fucking asinine. The whole "Messi doesn't play well for Argentina" thing stopped being true 4 or 5 years ago. If you still honestly think Messi does nothing for Argentina, you're either dumb as a rock, or just don't watch/understand soccer. How obviously better Argentina have been with Messi on the field vs. not on the field in this tournament should be proof enough of Messi's value to his national team. If you can't see that, then, again, you just don't understand much about soccer.
Did I say Chile can't make it to the final? Of course they can, they're a great team. But they don't have Vidal against Colombia, which doesn't help, as he's the guy that makes this team go, and to act like they're just going to raze every team to the ground from here on out because Mexico was horrible and got their tactics wrong is stupid. Obviously they also played really well against Mexico, but Mexico were a shitshow, too. And shoving it in people's faces, acting like you're some soccer genius because you said the defending champions of the Copa from a year ago are still good, is obnoxious as hell.