Why Messi Is Angry As Argentina Qualify For Copa America Semi-Final. Argentina captain , Lionel Messi , has criticized the state of the pitches at the 2019 Copa America , as they qualified for the semi-final where they face hosts Brazil.
The Barcelona star has now taken a swipe at the Copa’s groundsmen.
“In truth , the pitches are shameful. It is hard to control the ball and carry it.
“The ball looked like a rabbit , it goes all over the place with this pitch. All we can do is adapt.
“The pitches are awful. That doesn’t help keep possession , you need a second longer , it bounces poorly , you cannot lead , ” he told reporters after the game.