La Pulga, together with Chiqui Tapia, Ángel Di María and other national team players were present at the match against Bolivia, which ended in favor of the locals. The Sub 23 is preparing to take part in the pre-Olympic championships that will lead to Paris 2024.
There was still no official information about the reason why Lionel Messi asked Scaloni to leave in the second half of the match that Argentina won against Ecuador.
“I don’t know what Lionel has. “He asked me for the change, it wasn’t that I decided to take it out,” the coach had warned at the end of the game against Ecuador.. Therefore, the Argentine captain’s presence in La Paz, at 3,650 meters altitude, is a major challenge in next Tuesday’s qualifying rounds.
“The best will play there. But it wasn’t as if we prevented some players from thinking about Bolivia today. It’s pointless to talk about height. “We will use the best that is available and ready,” Scaloni made clear in the post-game conference.
In addition, Lionel Messi was able to speak to the press and answer questions about his early departure: I was a little tiredit certainly happened that way It won’t be the last time he goes out during the games.”.
After an outstanding performance against Ecuador with a great free kick goal included, Lionel Messi had everyone worried after he left in the second half due to physical ailments. The alleged injury also reached the ears of Inter Miami coach Gerardo Martino, who commented: “You seem to be showing signs of fatigue.”.
However, the Las Garzas coach responded to the message he received from the AFA medical team, saying that “in principle it doesn’t seem to be anything important, at least according to the report we received after the game.”
The coach also indicated that I will wait for the appropriate tests to be able to speak about an accurate diagnosis and also see, doors, inside, the steps to follow.
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The reality is that La Pulga has been subjected to a rapid pace since leaving France, considering he is 36 years old. In addition to the national team’s friendly games, there are also the three tournaments he plays with Inter Miami. Although this league seems to be an easier league “at first glance”, it is common knowledge that Messi is 100% committed to the club he represents.
“Leo will go to his national team, he will miss at least three games this year, the same thing will happen next year… “We have to understand that the team has to continue to be reliable even after he leaves,” he emphasized.
Messi will travel to La Paz, although Scaloni has questioned this, and then he is likely to be called up again to play against Paraguay and Peru in the October window.