Hernan Crespo: 'Football needs Messi to lift the World Cup'
Ex Argentina international believes Messi doesn't need a World Cup title to be the best in history
"I don’t think winning World Cup will be enough for some people, so nothing changes. For Messi and my country, I’m hopeful he wins. Johan Cruyff didn’t need to lift the World Cup to be the best in the history. Di Stefano the same. Football needs Messi to lift the World Cup but not vice versa," Crespo explained.
"Argentina depends on Argentina. This Argentina in normal circumstances won’t have a problem with Iceland, Croatia or Nigeria. The problem will come when we start the first knockout match. We will win the group and go through. We are one of the favourites but we are also one step down from Brazil, Germany and Spain," former striker said regarding Argentina's chances.