Antonio Cuccitini believes his grandson could have done much more to help his side’s cause, saying that he shirked his responsibilities in the final three games.
Lionel Messi’s grandfather Antonio Cuccitini says his grandson was lazy in the closing stages of the Copa America.
The Argentina skipper scored just once in the tournament as Tata Martino’s side fell to Chile on penalties in the final on Saturday.
And his grandfather believes he could have done much more to help his side get their hands on their first piece of silverware in over 20 years.
“Some of him was there,” Cuccitini told Radio Casilda.
“Triumphs are the greatest things there are. But the last three games he was bad. He was lazy.”
Messi has represented his country in three World Cups, with last year’s runners-up finish being his best achievement, but he did win a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics.