Lionel Scaloni, coach of the Argentine national team, confirmed the readiness of his star Lionel Messi, the French Saint-Germain player, to face his guest, Venezuela, which is scheduled for the first hours of tomorrow, Saturday, in the seventeenth round of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Scaloni said in the press conference: “Messi is fine, trained normally and ready to play, we cannot form the list in the way we want, and everyone who has to play will do it in the best way.”
He added, “Messi was not affected by the whistles of Paris Saint-Germain, and he is very comfortable in the national team, and it could be his last match in the country with the national team.”
On facing Italy in the Super match to honor the late legend Maradona, the Argentina coach said: “Italy is one of the best teams in the world and it is a very important match to know our situation.
Scaloni commented on Aguero’s joining the coaching staff, saying: “He will always have a good welcome. It is very important to know what role he can play. I think he will be there and he will come with us to the World Cup. He deserves recognition, he is welcome for us.”
The Argentine national team has qualified for the 2022 World Cup, before the end of the qualifiers by more than one round, as it occupies second place in the standings with 35 points behind the leader’s Brazil with 39 points.