Defender Martin Demichelis claims he would not be able to return to Argentina if he plays as badly against Germany as John Terry did last weekend.
Argentina and Germany are preparing to meet in the quarter-finals of the World Cup having eliminated Mexico and the Three Lions, respectively.
Germany cruised past England after a 4-1 win over Fabio Capello's side and Terry has come in for criticism following his unimpressive defensive performance.
Argentina and Germany have been exchanging fierce words ahead of Saturday's match but they have also both been taking swipes at England, and Demichelis has ripped into Terry.
The Argentina centre-back said of the Chelsea captain: "Seeing the way Terry played against Germany, if I was Terry I wouldn't be able to go back to my country.
"I'm strong but I'm not a masochist so I don't read every criticism about me.
"I know that when the team is playing well there are always people who look for a weakness, for example me, but I know I can overcome this bad moment."