Leo Messi and Lautaro Martínez celebrate a goal with the Argentina national team


Messi will have to wait to win his first title with Argentina

Published:24/03/2020 - 13:57h

Updated:24/03/2020 - 13:57h

The Copa America of Argentina and Colombia will play in 2021 because of the crisis of the coronavirus, when theoretically it had to play the next summer. How will arrive Messi?

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The history of Leo Messi with the absolute selection of Argentina is full of disappointments. It has tried to conquer a title with the albiceleste until in nine distinct tournaments, but always has denied him this luck. Now, the coronavirus has frustrated the hope that had the '10' to conquer the Glass America 2020 of Argentina and Colombia, that was programmed for this summer.

Instead of this, has delayed to the summer of 2021 and Leo Messi will have to expect a year more to take advantage of the 'chance'. In this sense, the postponement of the Glass America 2020 opens the interrogante on how will arrive the Argentinian star to the tournament, when it have passed a year more than sportive life and scope the 34 years. Treating of Messi and seeing his glorious physical state, the most likely is that it arrive to good level.

"I follow insisting in that I want to win a title with the selection", said Messi weeks backwards, conscious that the Glass America of 2021 will be one of his last opportunities to conquer a title with the national selection, a year before it contest the World-wide of Qatar 2022 and, with all probability, the '10' put end to his sportive path with his natal country.

And it is that it is logical that Messi seats frustrated with Argentina, taking into account that it arrived to three finals in the last five tournaments of Glass America and lost them all: the albiceleste fell defeated in front of Brazil in Venezuela 2007 (0-3), and in two opportunities in front of Chile, in 2015 and 2016, by fault of the fateful batch of penaltis.

This, without explaining the final of the World-wide of Brazil 2014 lost against Germany, by fault of a goal in the extention of Mario Götze. In spite of everything, neither can say that the numbers of Leo Messi in Glass America are bad. Argentina does not win it from 1993, but is that neither Peeled neither Maradona conquered it with his respective countries. Up to now Messi has contested 27 parties of Glass America and has annotated 9 goals (without explaining his a lot of assistances), equalising the marker in 8 occasions and attaining 16 victories.

His best performances in this type of tournaments gave in the semifinal of the Glass America of Venezuela 2007 in front of Mexico, against Paraguay in 2015 and in front of United States in 2016, when it surpassed to Gabriel Batistuta at most goleador historical of the selection. In the three occasions arrived to traumatic finals, that finish him escaping of the hands (especially the two against Chile).

Messi still has near at hand one of his dreams

Messi, therefore, will have to expect a year more to struggle by one of his dreams. Already it will have 34 years when it play the Glass America of 2021, but if the injuries respect him will be able to offer equally a grandísimo level. The technician, the precision and the vision of game are his best arms, and Messi is a player that does not depend so much of his physicist as for example Cristiano Ronaldo. If it takes care , it will follow having options of success... Although it will depend also of the level of his mates.

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