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Lionel Messi must be left in peace, says Argentina boss

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The Barcelona star’s future has been discussed

France v Argentina: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Argentina interim boss Lionel Scaloni has said La Albiceleste must leave Lionel Messi in peace and not pressure him to return to action with the national team.

Messi has been left out of the squad for games against Guatemala and Colombia, and his international future is unclear.

Scaloni says the team are missing him but that they can talk about what the future holds when a permanent replacement for Jorge Sampaoli is appointed.

“We miss him. But we have to let him be, in peace. He has to enjoy his family, his life. We shall see what happens later,” he said.

“Once we have a project, a name [new full-time coach], we will see what Leo thinks.”

Source | TyC Sports

Messi gave a pretty in-depth interview to RAC1 recently where he spoke on a range of topics but did not discuss whether he’d be returning to play for Argentina.