Thursday, September 28, 2023

The Argentine player who occupied Messi’s ’10’ against Bolivia

Argentine attacker Ángel Correa has been chosen to wear Lionel Messi’s ’10’ shirt in the Conmebol qualifying match where the Argentine team faces Bolivia in La Paz. Coach Lionel Scaloni has suspended the Inter Miami player because of the discomfort he left the game against Ecuador.

Before the match against the Bolivians, Scaloni himself confirmed that Messi made the trip to La Paz for the second eliminatory duel with the ‘Albiceleste’, however, he assured that on the same Tuesday they will decide if the former player in FC Barcelona there are minutes of the match.

“Both of them (Messi and Cuti Romero) are fit to face the game. We will see the decision whether to start, later or not to play. They’re just training differently with the usual precautions ” were Scaloni’s words in the pre-game press conference.

The myth 10

This is not the first time Correa has used this mythical figure. The last time the Colchoneros footballer used the number ’10’ in a double date was in January 2022 against Chile and Colombia, without Messi because he was infected with Covid-19 between Christmas and New Year, in your stay in Rosario.

There are many players who wear the ’10’ without Messi. The one who did it the most times was his friend and former Catalan teammate, Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero, who used the number seven times in the Argentine team.

Argentina players who used Messi’s ’10’

Sergio Aguero 7

Angel Correa 2

Always Banega 2

Hector Canteros 2

Angel Di Maria 2

Nicolás Gaitán 2

Enzo Perez 2

Walter Erviti 1

Erik Lamela 1

Walter Montillo 1

Maxi Morales 1

Javier Pastore 1

Lucas Mugni 1

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