Argentina coach says Messi fit to play Spain in Madrid

Argentina coach says Messi fit to play Spain in Madrid

Argentina coach says Messi fit to play Spain in Madrid

With Messi likely to be named in the Argentina line-up against Spain for their friendly clash on Tuesday at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, the Red Devils goalkeeper will be more than happy if he gets a busy night on goal.

The Bayern Munich midfielder believes Messi is one of the determining factors within the Barca and Jorge Sampaoli's side but there's more to Argentina than Lionel Messi. I am lucky to have him as I consider him to be the best football player in the history of the game. "The day before the match against Italy he said he wasn't fit to play and he didn't".

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"He trained yesterday and today and if he stays as he is there'll be no worries about him playing".

"Football is about the players, what I meant was he has the power to create links and communicate out on the field", he explained.

"We are in a place where Leo is untouchable", added Sampaoli, before suggesting his team would be built around the advice he picked up from Messi. You have to learn how to go with them, not even in coaching terms, but in the sense of how to bring harmony to him, surrounding him with the right atmosphere.

"When we're preparing for a game we're not thinking about what's in front of us", Lopetegui said. Dybala has to be pleased as he might participate in this summer's World Cup with Argentina after all.

Argentina face Spain in Madrid tonight.

Lionel Messi has recovered from his adductor muscle problems and will play against Spain in a friendly on Tuesday.

National teams are using the Adidas Telstar 18 for the first time during the current round of internationals and the lack of grip and excessive movement through the air has been criticised.

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