Lionel Scaloni happy about Messi’s news: “He found a place where they want him” | The USA Print

Lionel Scaloni happy about Messi's news: "He found a place where they want him"

Lionel Scaloni happy about Messi's news: "He found a place where they want him" | The USA Print

The technical director of the Argentina team and current World Cup champion in Qatar 2022, Lionel Scaloni, assured that striker Lionel Messi will remain in the lead of the Albiceleste team for the matches against the teams of Ecuador and Bolivia corresponding to the start of the Conmebol qualifiers to fight for the qualification to the 2026 World Cup that will take place in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

During his statements, the strategist admitted that he feels quite happy because of how happy Messi looks to finally have found a place where they really want him, this by referring to his signing with Inter Miami CF of Major League Soccer (MLS). ) for this season in which they have already won the title of Leagues Cup champion.

“I spoke with him for a while, he arrived yesterday, made himself available and trained as always, he’s fine. I see it as everyone sees it, happy, happy, He found a place where they love him and what I always say, he is always happy on a soccer field regardless of the country, the city or wherever he is, Scaloni said during the press conference prior to the Argentina game.

“He needs to play football and feel happy. He looks good, from there the availability is for him to play and we are happy to have him. He will always play, if he has nothing he will play everything he can play, that’s the way it is, we have no other intention. For us that he is on the pitch is important. There is no reason to save it if you don’t have anything and it looks good”, added the coach.

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Finally, the Argentina coach spoke about the possibility of strikers Lautaro Martínez and Julián Álvarez starting in the starting eleven; Despite this, he did not specify which of the two will be in charge of accompanying Lionel Messi up front because he ruled out the possibility of them going out together.

“I don’t remember if they’ve ever played on the pitch from the start but I wouldn’t have any problems, if they have to play they’ll play, even though they’re forwards.The two are different, even Julián can play further back, but every team can have a balance and we believe that there may be a moment where they can play”, he highlighted.

“It is difficult for the two of them to play together, maybe during the game it could be, the decision as everyone knows, They are both at a high level and the decision will be made for the good of the team, but the best thing that can happen to us is that they are both well and happy”, concluded Scaloni.

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