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Jorge Sampaoli: “It’s Impossible to Teach Messi Anything”

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“He is at a superior level”

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Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has said his job isn’t to teach Lionel Messi anything, because teaching the best player in the world is “impossible.”

“He is at a superior level,” the ex-Sevilla manager said. “What we have to do is understand and learn how to accompany him, we do not need to teach him anything.”

“Our priority is to establish the team’s functioning,” the coach said. “We have 70 to 80% of the ones who will be at the World Cup,”

Argentina are prepared to face Spain in a match that will feature a lot of Barcelona players. Sampaoli has said that, despite injury fears, Messi will play that game.