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'Argentina Don't Know How To Take Advantage Of Messi'

An Argentina international has claimed that the Albiceleste have not been able to take full advantage of FC Barcelona superstar and five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi's brilliance.

Read: Argentina Announce Squad For Friendlies, Messi Finally Returns!

Although Messi has been consistently great for the Catalan club over the past decade, he is often criticised for not having won a major trophy on the international stage.

Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico believes this is no fault of the Blaugrana captain's own, however, and insisted the 31-year-old has never had the perfect system to work in when playing for his country.

"We have seen two glorious stages in our football, with (Cesar Luis) Menotti and (Carlos) Bilardo, which are two different ways of understanding football," the Ajax Amsterdam told Marca.

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"We have not found out which is the best (style of play) for our time, or which one is the best to help Leo (Messi). He's the best player in the world and we do not know how to take advantage of him.

"We have to find an idea or a coach that makes us understand the opportunity he represents and bring that order we need.

"It's not the same to be in a club for 15 years knowing everything. In the national team, either because of the change of president, coach or because of the passion we have that blinds us, we are not able to put together projects every year. That's not easy.

"Leo did not have the luck to be crowned. He reached three finals, but we do not have the project that, for example, Barca does."

Read: Ramos Explains Incident With Messi

Messi is Argentina’s record scorer with 65 goals in 128 matches and has been recalled to the squad for the first time since the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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