World Cup's like a revolver to Messi's head, says Sampaoli

Spain Hit Argentina for Six as Messi Rests Over Injury

The Barcelona ace is recovering from a from a hamstring injury and was unused by Jorge Sampaoli in Argentina's comfortable 2-0 win over Italy in the ongoing global friendlies at Old Trafford.

'Messi trained well, normally, so he is ready to play, ' assured Argentinean national team head coach Jorge Sampaoli Monday. With FC Barcelona also in league action on Saturday, Sampaoli will not risk his star player. "The day before the match against Italy he said he wasn't fit to play and he didn't".

"He was tested yesterday and tried again today. I don't think there will be a problem tomorrow (Tuesday)".

But Messi, widely regarded as the best of his generation, realises that he needs to win a FIFA World Cup for Argentina to truly count as one of the all-time greats.

"Football is about the players, what I meant was he has the power to create links and communicate out on the field", he explained.

"It is impossible to teach him anything".

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Despite Dybala's superb talent, the Juventus striker may miss out on World Cup selection.

Valencia's Rodrigo Moreno started and scored Spain's goal in a 1-1 draw with Germany in Dusseldorf on Friday.

'At Juventus he plays just like me, we look for the same spaces.

'Right now we're not among the contenders to win the World Cup, ' argued the Barcelona star.

"To see what will make us work like a team", admitting that while Argentina still had work to do to decide their strongest side, "Spain have their side already consolidated. if they are not the best side in the world, they are among the best". "With me in the national team he played further out on the left, which he's not as used to".

Lionel Messi is reportedly ruled out of Argentina's friendly with Spain after failing to overcome an injury to his hamstring and adductor.

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