FC Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, will become Argentina's highest scoring player of all time, according to head coach, Gerardo Martino.
Messi bagged a brace in Argentina's thrashing of Bolivia, which took his tally to 48 goal, eight adrift of Argentine legend, Gabriel Batistuta.
The Argentina skipper has broken numerous records in the past, he is the current all time top scorer in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League.
However, Martino is adamant that the 28-year-old will surpass Batistuta's haul of 56 goals for La Albiceleste.
"I am sure Leo will catch Batistuta as the team's leading scorer, he is getting closer,” Martino said.
Martino also revealed why he started the Barcelona superstar on the bench for the Bolivia encounter.
"It is logical that the people who pay for tickets and the organisers of the games want to see Messi playing," added Martino.
"But we had to think carefully about him because he has played a lot of games. Luckily, in a short time, he made it worth the price of admission."
Messi and Argentina travel to the AT&T Stadium in Texas, where they will face Mexico in another international friendly.
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