Argentina coach wants teammates to step up as Messi returns
Mar 23 2019
Messi took a sabbatical after his country's early departure from last year's finals in Russian Federation, but he returned with a clean shaven new look to captain the side in the all-South American affair at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
"It's a joy for me and for everyone that he's back", Scaloni told a news conference on Thursday.
Friday was not the first timeMessi has suffered from a groin problem, with the Argentine having missed time in 2016 and 2017 due to a similar injury. "I have to try to get the team to accompany him and make the best of it. Let's hope that with Messi's return the team is more empowered". We have been very up front with him and I'm here to help.