The world cup has ended but the attack on Lionel Messi has not ended yet. Many experts are putting him in the same category of Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo as posters boys and flop stars of South Africa 2010. This is simply ridiculous because Messi was undoubtedly the best player of
team this time and he tried his best. Argentina
It is wrong and unfair to put him in the same category with Rooney and Ronaldo because Rooney was surely a flop. Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has come forward to support him and stated that Rooney failed because he was under too much pressure from the huge expectations of the people and the media.
Ronaldo on the other looked totally out of touch in the entire tournament. The same simply cannot be said about Messi. He tried his best in every match. Yes, he was unlucky to some extent not to get any goal. However, he assisted in most of the goals of his team.
suffered early exit in the quarterfinals, Messi still could make in to the short list of top ten players for the Golden Ball nomination. It shows that the FIFA experts did not fail to recognize his superb performance. Rooney and Ronaldo were not in that short list. Argentina
Lionel Messi should not take some rest and prepare for the upcoming La Liga football season. He will have his opportunity to show in Copa America 2011 that he is neither a poster boy nor a flop star but a real superstar of our time.