Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni speaks on Lionel Messi’s World Cup decision


Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni spoke at a press conference on Wednesday about Lionel Messi.

Lionel Scaloni held a press conference on Wednesday where he spoke about the Argentina national team, their future and the match against Australia on Wednesday. In the same press conference, he also spoke about Lionel Messi and Messi’s comments about possibly not playing at the 2026 World Cup. Here is what Scaloni had to say:

“I think it’s very prudent coming from someone who doesn’t sell smoke and does not lie. The reality is that he is going to see and based on how he finds himself, we are going to decide and that is the logical thing to do.

“There is still a lot of to do that it makes no sense to think beyond that. He is very blunt, he says that and it seems very logical to me. As time goes by, we will see if he is feeling well and if he is willing, which is the important thing.

“He knows how to play football today and in ten years’ time, that’s obvious.”

Scaloni also spoke about Messi’s decision to join Inter Miami:

“I am happy that he has decided to go and play for a club and in a city that will treat him wonderfully. He will be well and happy playing football, which is what we all want, regardless of the league or the country.

“The important thing is that he feels good and there he will have the conditions to have a good time. Which is what it is all about, he has earned it and he deserved it.”