– Lionel Messi has described the pitches in Brazil as shameful as he says it is hard to control the ball and carry it – The Barcelona star believes the poor pitch conditions in Brazil has affected his performances at the Copa America – Messi who has scored just one goal in the tournament admits the Copa America has not been his best ahead of the semifinal clash against Brazil Argentina captain Lionel Messi believes the poor pitch conditions in Brazil has affected his performances at the Copa America even as he claimed the tournament hasn’t been his best.
He said: “It doesn’t help to play the ball fast and you always need some time because it doesn’t roll well. In all the pitches, the ball appears to be like a rabbit, it bounces all over the place. It is how it is and we have to adapt. “We are happy to get to the semifinals. We have Brazil and it will be a tough opponent because they have great players. At a collective and individual level, they’re strong plus they are the hosts. Today I believe we gave another step forward.” Read more: