Messi: Argentina Will Change A Lot Before World Cup
Lionel Messi: Argentina Will Change A Lot Before FIFA World Cup
FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has insisted Argentina’s squad will undergo several changes before the 2018 FIFA World Cup next year.
The Albiceleste struggled heavily prior to their 3-1 win against Ecuador that ultimately won them qualification to the World Cup in Russia.
Messi, who scored an incredible hat-trick in that particular game, believes Argentina will be a lot better going into the tournament, as they will have time to sort out the problems they had in the qualifying round.
“We’ll be in good shape when we get there because we’re still growing,” he told FIFA.com.
“We had to go through something that we didn’t expect or deserve, because we had earlier matches against Venezuela and Peru that we could have won easily. If we had, then we wouldn’t have had to go through what we did at the end.
“We’ve had four competitive matches with a new coach, but the national team’s going to change now that the Ecuador game’s behind us.
“It’s going to grow and it’s going to get rid of all the tension and fear it felt because of that match and because of the risk of not achieving our objective. The national team’s going to change a lot.”
Messi has played 123 games for Argentina, scoring 61 goals.
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