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Argentina director worried about ‘very tired’ Lionel Messi

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The Barcelona captain is back with the national team

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Argentina national team director Cesar Luis Menotti discussed the amount of time Lionel Messi has been playing recently. Leading up to his international return in a friendly on Friday, Messi has been playing out of his mind for Barcelona.

“I’m afraid that Messi plays,” he said.

”I see him with important emotional fatigue between the Champions League and the national team. I see him very tired.

”If he wants to play with Argentina, better.”

Menotti | Source

The biggest thing Menotti seems to be worried about is Messi’s well-being, which could mean he won’t even play on Friday. Just a chance to train with the international team might be enough.