Вторник, 12 Декабря, 2017

Lionel Messi lobbies for Gonzalo Higuain's return to Argentina

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Kristopher Love | 07 Декабря, 2017, 15:06

The Albiceleste have been drawn in one of the toughest World Cup groups alongside Iceland, Nigeria and Croatia. But it's true that we have to improve if we aspire to be world champions.

"People are waiting for this group to leave because it has not won for a long time and those who criticize get exhausted of always seeing the same faces", Messi told TyC Sports. As we are today, we are not far from that although there are better teams than us such as Brazil, Germany, France and Spain.

'I understand Masche. The best thing is to play and enjoy yourself, and he doesn't think he'll get minutes here'.

"They have very good players, it was clear in the second half (in Krasnodar); but they also allow you to play, they leave gaps and many spaces are generated".

"I never went over the previous finals".

Lionel Messi has given his backing to out-of-favour Argentina team mate Gonzalo Higuain and said the Juventus forward should be recalled to the national side in time for next year's World Cup finals.

"He is suffering for the national team, but he must be in it", Messi stated.

However, the 30-year-old has insisted he understands how important rest is as the constant game time take its toll on his body more now than in his younger days as a footballer. I think this period off worldwide duty was good for him, though, as he has been able to focus on training and improving his fitness levels.

Higuain has nine goals and three assists in 13 Serie A starts for Juventus, who are in third place in the table in Italy, two points behind leaders Inter.