Maradona slams Argentina, says team had no clue on how to attack France

Following the exit of Argentina from the World Cup 2018, legend Diego Maradona slammed the national team for not being up to the mark against France in the Round of 16 clash on Saturday.

Teenage rising star Kylian Mbappe struck twice as France finally found their attacking edge to beat Lionel Messi's Argentina 4-3 and move into the quarter-finals.

 "(Argentina) didn't know how to attack and what to do when they had the ball," Maradona said.

 "France, on the contrary, have variety that seems to me that this Argentina never had," the 1986 World Cup winner added.

Maradona also said Argentina are a completely different team without the presence of Lionel Messi, who failed to make a mark against France.

He also insisted that Messi should have played in the role of a false-9, where he could receive more of the ball which could have made a difference.

"Messi was very far from the goal and I said that if he was to be put as [a false] No.9, he would have to come looking for the balls, set up the game and attack the goal, without Messi, Argentina is just another team."

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