Lionel Scaloni on Lionel Messi: “I saw him as if he had not had an injury or a break”


Lionel Scaloni spoke about Lionel Messi and how he sees him after Argentina’s 2-0 win against Peru.

Scaloni spoke to the media after Lionel Messi scored both goals for Argentina in their World Cup qualifying win. When asked about Messi, here is what he had to say:

“I saw him as if he had not had an injury or a break. It is true that the team has understood him for a while now, he plays in a very marked way that benefits him. I hope he plays as long as he can, everyone is happy to see him on the pitch.

“We won’t be affected by his break because we won’t be competing again until March. I imagine he will do his preseason with his team, it is not something that really worries us. It was already seen today, without having a lot of minutes like it was said… The most important thing is that he is healthy and that’s the best thing, he is managing his minutes.”