But the 36-year-old Guardado, playing in his fifth World Cup, said he himself did not notice anything unusual.
“It’s a compromise with props: When you leave everything sweaty on the floor it’s all there to wash,” Guardado told reporters.
“I’ve had the privilege and the privilege of facing Messi for many years in Spain… I know the person he is. Unfortunately, maybe Canelo doesn’t understand what it’s like in the dressing room.”
To have a chance of reaching the last 16 in Qatar, Mexico must win their final Group C match against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.