Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has revealed that he hasn't spoken to his compatriot Diego Maradona since 2010.
Maradona left his post as Argentina boss after guiding the country to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup.
Messi and Maradona, of course, are recognised as two of the greatest players to have ever played the game, with the former still going strong now. At Barcelona, Messi hasn't stopped in his pursuit of success and has already racked up five Ballon d'Or successes.
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It's certainly a surprise that the duo haven't communicated for such a long period of time, but Messi has insisted that they still maintain a 'great relationship'.
"We haven't spoken in a long time, since the World Cup  we may have crossed paths once or twice," Messi said in Spanish on Egyptian TV, as per ESPN.
"He has his life, his things and I have mine. We haven't spoken at all. Considering that we don't speak to each other, I have a great relationship with him."
World Cup success
Messi is still hoping to emulate Maradona by leading Argentina to World Cup glory, but is time starting to run out for the dynamic superstar? Well, at 28-years-old, it would come as a surprise if Messi didn't play in at least two more World Cups.
Two more opportunities to express himself on the world stage may well be enough for Messi, who deserves to retire as a World Cup winner.
He came so close in 2014, of course, but Germany denied him and his country a World Cup victory on that occasion. For now, though, Messi will just be hoping that he helps Argentina qualify for the next tournament.
As it stands, Argentina sit in fifth place in their South American World Cup qualifying group and will be desperate to produce the goods in the immediate future.
Messi, who missed the first four games of qualifying, returned last weekend as Argentina overcame Chile by two goals to one. With a clash against Bolivia to come this evening, the entire country will once again be hoping to see their talisman hit top form.
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