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Essential Lionel Messi is still ‘above everyone else,’ says Argentina boss

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The GOAT has had a quiet Copa America so far

Argentina v Venezuela: Quarterfinal - Copa America Brazil 2019 Photo by Bruna Prado/Getty Images

Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni has been talking about how essential Lionel Messi remains to his team following the Albiceleste’s Copa America quarter-final win over Venezuela.

The Barcelona captain has managed just one goal at the tournament so far and has admitted he’s not having his best Copa America.

However, Scaloni says Messi remains the best player in the world and offers plenty both on and off the pitch.

“I think, along with many other people, that he [Messi] is an essential addition on the pitch,” he said.

”If you were here to see how much he contributes in the dressing room, how much he contributes on the pitch for his team-mates, maybe you would think differently.

”I can assure you he is a big part of the team, we have no doubts about that. Messi is Messi. He’s the best, above everyone else.”

Source | Goal

Goals from Lautaro Martinez and Giovani Lo Celso gave Argentina their victory on Friday and helped set up a massive semi-final against hosts Brazil.