The La Albiceleste legend believes the Barcelona superstar will eventually make an international return.
Lionel Messi will go back to the Argentina fold at a few stage, according to Diego Maradona.
Messi, 31, remaining played for his state at the sector Cup in Russia and will miss their upcoming friendlies towards Mexico.
L.a Albiceleste fared poorly on the showpiece occasion, dropping 3-zero to Croatia and drawing with Iceland inside the organization degrees, before being knocked out by means of eventual winners France in the spherical of 16.
Messi neglected a penalty inside the draw towards Iceland but scored in his united states’s most effective win of the tournament against Nigeria.
And Maradona, who led Argentina to world Cup glory in 1986, believes the Barcelona celebrity will return to the global scene.
asked through Marca if Messi will feature in the destiny for Argentina, Maradona stated: “I suppose so.
“we are able to see, because if now not then we’re in trouble.”
Maradona additionally denied he had criticised Messi earlier this year while it changed into said that he puzzled the attacker’s management.
The 58-year-antique insisted he could never chastise his compatriot in such a way publicly.
“Leo is a friend of mine and that i never communicate badly about a friend in public. i would say it to the face, and no longer via an interview,” Maradona stated.
“approximately Leo, all i might say is that he’s a phenomenon and not anything extra. There are players that visit the toilet 20 times [before a match] however I never stated Messi.”
The absence of international duties can also assist Messi cognizance on his membership commitments, as his Barcelona aspect appearance to bounce back from their surprise 4-3 domestic defeat against real Betis, in spite of dreams from the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner, going through a tough ride away in opposition to Atletico Madrid.