For many Argentines, that means while he may be the world's best player now, Messi has not entered the same pantheon as Maradona "El Pibe" (The Kid) who won the 1986 World Cup.
While Cuccittini supports her son's quest to win a World Cup, the criticisms he receives deeply affects both him and his entire family.
"I won the World Cup in 78, Maradona in 86 and Messi is yet to do that".
May the team win but, let's be honest, part of all us would love to see Messi pull it off.
"I told him "This is the World Cup of 40 million [Argentinians]".
"I think he's optimistic and his dream is to win a World Cup".
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A staggering 99.6% of TV viewers in Iceland tuned in to see their nation's first World Cup finals game on Saturday, a 1-1 draw against an Argentina side led by Lionel Messi.
It was the latest in a series of low points with the national side for Messi, who suffered defeat in three major finals between 2014 and 2016, leading him to briefly retire from worldwide duty. "I told him to do what he knows best, to enjoy himself and I've told him all his family are supporting him".
Ivan Rakitic, Messi's teammate at Barcelona and part of Croatia's powerful midfield with Luka Modric, has no illusions about the Argentine's ability on the field.
His wife Roccuzzo also posted a photo of herself alongside a smiling Messi accompanied by their three sons, Thiago, 5, Mateo, 2, and three-month-old Ciro.
The Barcelona playmaker has been the subject of ridicule in various online platform after his penalty miss. We have an entire squad here and we need to bind ourselves together through good and bad.
The beaten 2014 finalists go into Thursday's crucial Group D clash desperate for three points after a disappointing 1-1 draw with minnows Iceland in their first outing in Russian Federation. We will try to pass this quickly, " said the five-time Ballon d'Or victor.
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