Lionel Messi is losing his passion for football, according to one of his Argentine compatriots.
"You need to be brimming with passion to play football, the way Messi was, the way the great players were, Maradona... any big player in the first division - Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets. You need real passion, you need the energy that comes from that undying love of the game," Marca quotes Cappa as saying.
"I don't know if it's because of his injury or for some other reason, but he looks a little switched off. I see him doing his job professionally... an amateur feels football in his guts and plays with that passion. If a player plays like a professional, he stops performing."