Argentine legend Lionel Messi looks to give another trial to his fate on winning an international silverware but the country football coach, Lionel Scaloni believes the nation needs the trophy than Messi does.
Aregntina will face their first 2020 Copa America opponent at El Monumental when they battle Chile on June 12, a perfect rematch as addressed by Scaloni considering the last time both side met both Messi and Gary Medel were sent off the pitch.
The 41-year-old manager hopes the 2020 Copa America won’t Lionel Messi’s last amid the Ballon d’or winner’s retirement talks.
“I don’t know if it will be the last. Hopefully not,” the Argentina coach told reporters.
“But Argentina need the title, more than just him. Hopefully, don’t promise anything, but we’ll give the maximum to reach the final.”
Lionel Messi might be looking for revenge as Argentina open the competition against Chile after their last bitter-sweet experience that had Messi shown a red card.
Despite Scolani’s men defeated Chile in their last encounter, tempers still flaring amid the occasion but Scolani believes it’s a perfect start and best rematch for both teams.
“It’s a nice game to start,” he said. “Anyone would have been difficult because the debut is always difficult, but this one has a special feeling,” Scolani continued.
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“Chile has always been difficult for Argentina, especially in recent times. Difficult, but we are fine.”