Wishful thinking, Claudio. Barcelona is first in La Liga, in the final of the Copa del Rey and is once again a contender to win the Champions League.
"For Messi, we had a good discussion with the hierarchy at Barcelona and the coaching staff".
For that reason, the president of the Argentine soccer federation (AFA) wants to make sure Messi is in top form by the time the tournament starts - no matter what it takes. Notably, the former champions will face English Premier League giants Chelsea in double-legged Round of 16 matches in the coming weeks.
Argentina worldwide Lucas Biglia believes his national team is "ordinary" without Lionel Messi, yet he admits the South American giants must learn how to get the best out of the Barcelona superstar without wearing him out.
The 88-time Croatia worldwide said Messi played a key role in supporting him in settling in at Camp Nou. "If we manage to seal it, it would be something important".