Argentina are on the brink of an early World Cup exit after a 3-0 defeat to Croatia and Messi cut a deflated figure through-out much of the game on Thursday night.
Messis performance was far off the heights he has reached for Barcelona and the forwards display was in stark contrast to Ronaldos superb showings for Portugal.
Despite Portugal lacking quality, Ronaldo has led from the front, scoring four goals in two games.
Simeone is Argentinian himself and his angry comments post-match in a Whatsapp message were leaked by Cadena COPE.
Messi is very good but that is because he is accompanied by excellent players, Simenoe said speaking to his assistant German Burgos.
But if you had to choose between Messi and Ronaldo for a normal team, who would you choose?
Simeone watched the game and not only slammed Messi, but coach Jorge Sampaoli who has come under fire for his tactics.
Sampaoli decided to deploy three at the back against Croatia despite playing with a back four in Argentinas World Cup opener.
Argentina have been poor in their two games, scoring just one goal and with elimination staring the two-time World Cup winners in the face, Simeone believes the entire set-up is to blame.
What we saw against Croatia is the picture of what has happened over the past four years, he said.
It is anarchy. There is no leadership, either from the coach, who should be leading, or the players, who should be led. The team is lost, it is wrong.
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