This is the first person defending Lionel Messi. The Argentine player has been criticised for his copa performance, but Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez has defended him.
The Argentine captained his national team to the final of the copa with a virtuoso performance in the semifinals against Paraguay, but failed to secure the trophy in the finals, which Chile won on penalties.
Messi has faced criticism from fans for his performance at the copa, but Uruguayan Luis Suarez is coming to his aid.
“For me, it is inconceivable that people are criticising the best player in the world,” Suarez was quoted as saying by AS.
“We are all humans. Messi wanted to win the Copa more than anyone else.”