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Lionel Messi ‘wants to try again’ with Argentina, says Lionel Scaloni

The Barcelona captain is back in the squad

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

Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni has been talking about Lionel Messi’s return to the international fold after including him in his latest squad.

The Barcelona captain is in the squad for friendlies against Venezuela and Morocco at the end of the month, and Scaloni said he’s ready to try again after a tough World Cup

“The World Cup was a big disappointment for everyone, for him even more so,” he said.

”And then in the friendlies he saw us play, he liked it, and he wants to try again, and he’s welcome.”

Source | AFP

Scaloni also said he’s yet to decide how much Messi will play during the international break: “we’ll see if he plays a match or two -- or none. I don’t know. That’s a decision I’ll take.”

Barcelona will no doubt prefer Messi not to play at all over the international break and get a decent rest instead, but it seems he will feature after returning to the squad.

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