Lionel Messi Forward's grandfather blasts him for Copa America failure

Grandfather of Lionel Messi has accused the Argentine captain of being lazy at the Copa America

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  play Lionel Messi's grandfather is not happy with his performance at the Copa America (REUTERS/Andres Stapff)
  play Argentina lost in the final to Chile (AP)
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Its no longer news when a player is being criticised, but when the criticism comes from your own grandfather, it is a different ball game entierly.

Grandfather of Lionel Messi has accused the Argentine captain of being lazy at the Copa America.

Argentina finished second after losing on penalties to Chile in the final.

Messi scored just one goal in the tournament and his grandfather Antonio Cuccitini is not impressed with his performance.

"Some of him was there," Cuccitini said in an interview on Radio Casilda.

"Triumphs are the greatest things there are. But the last three games he was bad. He was lazy."

The final loss in the Copa America final is Messi's third loss in a final of a major competition with Argentina.

  play Chile beat Argentina in the final to win 2015 Copa America (REUTERS/Andres Stapff)

 

He lost the Copa America finals to Brazil in 2007 and Chile in 2015 and the FIFA World Cup final in 2014 to Germany.

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