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.
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
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