Ahead of Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Ecuador at La Bombonera, Scaloni revealed Messi's feeling about being in the Argentinian camp and mentioned his relief that the star attacker sorted out his future. Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni said that Messi's decision to stay at Barca is good news for the Albiceleste as they prepare for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers. "A team, to be the best, have to win with competition and overcome high-level opponents, which is why we expect Neymar, Messi, [Chile forward Alexis] Sanchez and [Uruguay star Luis] Suarez to come... And also [Peru's Paolo] Guerrero. Lautaro Martinez partnering Lionel Messi at Barcelona would benefit Argentina but it will be tough to sign him from Inter, Albiceleste boss Lionel Scaloni acknowledges. Scaloni and Argentina have held talks with Messi over an international comeback and more discussions are planned following the draw for June's Copa America in Brazil, with a friendly against Venezuela scheduled on March 25. Scaloni revealed he plans to keep Messi as a striker for the national team, despite his position being altered to being behind the forwards at Barcelona. "We want and wish to qualify for the World Cup for our country but also for other reasons, among them for Leo to play there," Scaloni said. #CopaAmerica2019 pic.twitter.com/QEPCzhppfd. It is safe to say that Argentina national team manager Lionel Scaloni and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Angel Di Maria are currently not on good terms. Want more PSG? "I hope he can be here but more than that, we want him to be happy. PSG Talk was created in 2015 to deliver opinion-based content to English-language fans of Paris Saint-Germain in an interesting and informative way. Di Maria was clearly not pleased with Scaloni’s decision. Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni has a "good feeling" Lionel Messi will return to international football ahead of this year's Copa America. “We do not close the door to him or to anyone,” Scaloni said. "Leo will always be a striker, whether he plays as a 9 or another position," he said. "I don't think his position on the pitch at Barca has changed much, he is still playing up front. The list had the usual names, including FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. He's now well in his club. Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni is pleased to see Lionel Messi stay at Barcelona and insists that the row between the club and player is now "resolved". They gave us … Scaloni optimistic over Messi's Argentina return: I have a good … But one surprising omission from the list was Di Maria. Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni feels it is "positive" that Lionel Messi stayed at Barcelona because it has allowed the superstar to stay settled. ", Copyright © 2020 Goal.com All rights reserved. Still, Scaloni felt that it was best to keep Di Maria out of the squad this time around. With changes we always try to improve. Brazil will host the South American tournament in June, and Selecao head coach Tite wants five-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi to be there with Argentina. Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni has a "good feeling" Lionel Messi will return to international football ahead of this year's Copa America. Speaking about captain and Barcelona superstar Messi after Argentina were drawn in Group B alongside Colombia, Paraguay and guests Qatar, Scaloni told reporters on Thursday: "We will speak with Leo in the days before the March list. It was the first win there since 2005, this time in a match for the second round of the South American Qualifiers. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni feels it is "positive" that Lionel Messi stayed at Barcelona because it has allowed the superstar to stay settled. The Argentine has been one of the top playmaking midfielders in Europe over the past year. After Argentina earned their first win in La Paz since 2005, striker Lautaro Martínez praised the heart and attitude shown by Lionel Scaloni's men. Lionel Scaloni, the coach of the Argentine National Team, spoke in Press conference in the previous match of his team against Bolivia in La Paz, so it will be the second date of the South American Qualifiers heading to Qatar 2022. Messi's unhappiness at how the Catalans were being run saw him hand in a bombshell transfer request, before the 33-year-old exclusively told Goal he would be staying at Camp Nou this season. Right now things are like this and that does not imply that in the future it cannot be the opposite.”. "It's not something that we are discussing, we are taking it one game at a time.". 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More talks are planned with Lionel Messi as Argentina try to persuade their captain to return, according to Lionel Scaloni. Que o mundo sinta a vibração sul-americana É assim que será a disputa da CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019! ", https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/omnisport/a2/da/lionelmessi-cropped_1gfrfb43lxwxz1x5lex9axxbjd.jpg?t=-2096781152&w=500&quality=80. While it had been a while since Di Maria had a strong run of showings for the national team, he did up his form as of late and made a strong case to Scaloni with his play as to why he deserved a callup. And the DT praised the former River Plate player, Exequiel Palacios.“Everyone who entered did well. "For us, it's positive that he stayed because he was able to play immediately, he knows the club, but in terms of decisions, we don't get involved in that, we don't step in the player's territory.". Scaloni recently released the squad list for Argentina’s upcoming international fixtures next month. "I spoke to Leo when everything was resolved and I saw him calm," Scaloni said. Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni has revealed that Lionel Messi is happy at Barcelona and that ‘all is well in his club’ despite his summer transfer saga. BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni said Wednesday that Lionel Messi's decision to stay at Barcelona is good news for the Albiceleste as they prepare for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia. Messi has walked away emptyhanded following consecutive Copa America final losses to two-time reigning champions Chile. "All we wanted from a distance was for everything to be resolved and for him to play and to be fit. Lionel Scaloni spoke in a press round after the Argentina National Team's 2 to 1 victory against Bolivia in La Paz. Scaloni did not directly provide reasoning as to why he did not pick Di Maria for the squad list but rather did not rule out a possible call up for him in the future. "Since his arrival, we've been able to have a long chat. Argentina is currently in a transitional period as several long-time players such as Gonzalo Higuain and Javier Mascherano recently retired from featuring in international duty. I have a good feeling. Messi told Barcelona officials that he … Lionel Scaloni Responds to Di Maria’s Criticism Over Being Left Out of Argentina’s Squad List for October International Fixtures By Steve Zavala - 25 September 2020, 20:00 It is safe to say that Argentina national team manager Lionel Scaloni and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Angel Di Maria are currently not on good terms. Messi will be 35 by the time the 2022 World Cup is held in Qatar but the Barca legend is planning on playing in the event for the final time. “On the contrary, the national team belongs to everyone. Still, Di Maria surely has much more to offer to the national team. Perform Update: 14/10/2020 11:42 ", Estes são os resultados para o duelo dos verdadeiros titãs. Now, Scaloni has responded (via TYC Sports) to Di Maria’s comments. The information contained in Goal.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Goal.com, The national team coach is happy his star player has remained at Camp Nou ahead of the start of World Cup qualifiers for the 2022 tournament in Qatar, Grealish snub proves Southgate no longer the man for England, More goals than Ronaldo but Neymar is no Brazil legend, 'The biggest fraud I've seen!' When the time is right we will speak. Messi and Martinez at Barca would be good for Argentina - Scaloni By Sports Desk May 20, 2020 Email; Lautaro Martinez partnering Lionel Messi at Barcelona would benefit Argentina but it will be tough to sign him from Inter, Albiceleste boss Lionel Scaloni acknowledges. He is happy to be here. The 1970 Podcast: Champions League Draw Reaction and PSG Transfer Window, Video: Di Maria Scores Multiple Impressive Curling Goals in Training, Photo: Edinson Cavani Has Dinner With Former PSG Teammates. Messi, 31, has not played for Argentina since the South American giants suffered a last-16 defeat to eventual champions France at last year's World Cup. Tite, whose Brazil last won the trophy in 2007 and have been drawn in Group A with Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru, said: "I want Messi and all the best athletes to come to Brazil.
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