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Sergio Aguero talks about how Lionel Messi is coping with Barcelona disappointments

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The striker says his team-mate ‘knows football is like this’

Argentina Training Session & Press Conference - FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Photo by Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images

Lionel Messi is back with the Argentina squad ahead of the Copa America and team-mate Sergi Aguero has been talking about the Barcelona captain.

The GOAT is coming off the back of another brilliant season for Barcelona where he has once again topped the scoring charts in Spain and across Europe.

Yet Messi only has a league title to show for all his efforts, but Aguero says he knows how to take the rough with the smooth.

“No-one likes to lose. Obviously he’s been disappointed in the last competitions after the Champions League and Copa del Rey,” he said.

”But he’s great, he’s experienced, he knows football is like this, that there is joy and in some moments there is sadness... He knows that better than anyone.

“We all know the desire that Leo has when he comes here. The happiness he transmits is fundamental for us because we know very well how much he loves the national team.”

Source | AFP

Argentina are reportedly set to play a practice match against a team from Messi’s boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys at the weekend. They open their Copa America campaign against Colombia on June 15.