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Argentina must take the pressure off Lionel Messi’s shoulders - Tagliafico

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The team must stop overloading their captain

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Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico says that Argentina need to take some of the pressure off Lionel Messi heading into the Copa America. The Argentina and Barcelona star has long been the subject of immense pressure due to his role for the international club.

“It is hard to play against him and a plus watching him in your team. We must work hard to avoid overloading him with pressure and allow him to enjoy things.

“We will try to play a great Copa America but we are not thinking about being champions. We want to show our best version.

”We all have the dream of becoming champions but we are in a transition stage and the ultimate goal is not being the champions, but creating a good group for doing everything possible to be champions.”

Source | Goal

The Ajax and Argentina defender knows how important it is to spread the pressure around the team instead of overloading Messi with all the responsibility.