Argentina captain Lionel MESSI wants to play on Tuesday against Spain.
After having missed out on Argentina’s 2-0 win against Italy on Friday, Lionel MESSI has stated that he would like to play against Spain on Tuesday. Speaking with Fox Sports Argentina, here’s what MESSI had to say:
Lionel MESSI on Fox Sports Argentina
“My idea is to play vs. Spain, there’s only missing the last training session to see how I’ll be. I wanted to play against Italy but yesterday (Sunday) I trained normally, I felt good and hope to play.”
There were rumors on Sunday that should MESSI play on Tuesday, he would only play 45 minutes (media reports had mentioned him only playing in the second half). Per the tests which were done on Sunday, MESSI showed no sign of injury but did show some potential risks which could occur.
TNT Sports claims that Lionel will play from the start on Tuesday but that has yet to have been confirmed by anyone from the coaching staff publicly. It remains to be seen whether he’ll end up playing and if he does, how long he would play for against Spain. However, the decision seems to be with MESSI himself, more than anyone.