Menotti Messi favours glory with Barcelona over Argentina

first_imgCesar Luis Menotti believes Lionel Messi would pick Champions League glory with Barcelona over leading Argentina to success any day.Ahead of his fifth Copa America tournament this summer, Messi is under pressure to end Argentina’s 26-year wait for glory.Incidentally, the national side’s last trophy came in the 1993 Copa America in Ecuador with the likes of Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone and ex-forward Gabriel Batistuta in the team.Although they did win two Olympic gold medals in 2004 and 2008.Meanwhile, doubts continue to persist over Messi’s long-term future with Argentina due to his obvious frustrations over the lack of success at international level.Despite these fears, however, Lionel Scaloni named the Barcelona superstar in his 23-man squad for the summer.For Menotti, though, it’s clear where Messi would rather win his silverware at.Top 5 players who can actually replace Messi and Ronaldo Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 After Pep Guardiola’s latest defense of Messi and Ronaldo, we need to start talking about the Top 5 players who can replace them.Replacing Messi and…“It wouldn’t cost him anything to say that his big toe hurt if he didn’t feel like it, but if he’s with us it’s because he’s happy to do it,” said the Argentina director, according to Marca.“I don’t think there’s anyone who wants to win more than Messi does with Argentina. If there is, I haven’t spoken to him.“But I’m sure if you asked Messi if he’d rather be a champion with Argentina or win the Champions League, he would say the Champions League.”Messi has managed 65 goals and 41 assists in 129 appearances for Argentina at international level.La Albiceleste will take on Nicaragua in a friendly on June 8 before heading off to Brazil for the 2019 Copa America.Scaloni’s men have been drawn with Colombia, Paraguay and Qatar in Group B.MADRID, SPAIN – MARCH 22: Lionel Messi of Argentina attaches the captain´s armband prior to start the International Friendly match between Argentina and Venezuela at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on March 22, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)last_img read more