Argentine national team leader Lionel Messi praised the Spanish champions and the leader of the Tango team after joining his camp yesterday evening for the first time since the exit from the 2018 World Cup.
Director of national teams in Argentina praises Messi
Messi in the training of Argentina
"The assessment of Lionel Messi after the exit of the Tango from the 16 th World Cup in 2018 is unfair and you can not always bet on the miracle," said the director of the national teams in Argentina in comments reported by the Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo.
Minotti added during his remarks, stressing that there is a big imbalance in the strength of the Argentina team and it is unacceptable to assume Lionel Messi responsibility for this alone.
"Messi feels responsible and took his time, he still does not play well in the Tango but he is a man of miracles," continued the director of the national teams in Argentina.
"I did not think that Messi will not play for the national team again, despite his absence 260 days from wearing the Argentina shirt after the disappointing World Cup with national coach Sampaouli. You can not always bet on the miracle, but it will be Messi," he said.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi joined the Argentinian camp on Monday evening in the sports city of Valdepas, the stronghold of Real Madrid for the first time since the exit of the 2018 World Cup.
Messi takes part in Argentina's training for the first time since the World Cup Russia
Argentina's Lionel Messi, captain of Barcelona's Spanish team, took part in his country's training on Monday evening in preparation for the two friendly Venezuela and Morocco meetings scheduled for March 22 and 26, respectively..
Messi returned to Argentina for the first time on his return to the list since he was absent from the tournament following the farewell of the last edition of the World Cup held in Russia last year.
Argentina coach Lionel Scalloni has announced a list of 21 players, including Lionel Messi, for the Venezuela and Morocco matches in preparation for 2019 in Brazil.
Messi has been the best scorer of the Argentine national team over the years, scoring 65 goals during his 128 appearances in the Argentina national team in various competitions, averaging 0.51 goals per game since 2005.