World Cup Qualifier Mascherano told Dybala to remember Messi debut red

Argentina veteran Javier Mascherano told Paulo Dybala to use Lionel Messi's international debut as an example after his red card against Uruguay.

  • Published: , Refreshed:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Argentina veteran Javier Mascherano told Paulo Dybala to use Lionel Messi's international debut as an example after his red card against Uruguay.

On his starting debut, Dybala was sent off just before half-time of his side's 1-0 victory in World Cup qualifying on Thursday, leaving the pitch in tears.

Similarly, Messi saw red on his international debut, sent off in a 2005 clash against Hungary at the age of 18.

Mascherano said he tried to use that to encourage Dybala to bounce back.

"I told him the same thing had happened to Messi when he started in the national team," he said.

"And look how it went afterwards."

Messi was the match-winner for Argentina, his deflected strike just before the break enough in Mendoza.

The Barcelona star had announced his international retirement immediately after the Copa America Centenario final loss in June, only to reverse that decision.

Mascherano admitted to thinking of doing likewise, saying: "Yes, I spent a lot after losing the final.

"I thought maybe not to come [back], but I started thinking what am I going to do? Will I stay in my house?"

A groin injury will see Messi miss Argentina's next qualifier – a trip to Venezuela on Tuesday.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Video Arsene Wenger came to Ghana to buy me- Dong Borteybullet
2 Sporty Is Abhi of Kumkum Bhagya fame Barca fan?bullet
3 Amos Frimpong Kotoko skipper: My first salary could only buy a rice...bullet
4 Ghana@60 Anniversary Hearts to face Kotoko on December 24bullet
5 Black Stars Kwesi Appiah to meet with Abedi Pele over the return...bullet
6 Tony Baffoe Ex-Black Stars defender appointed Deputy General...bullet
7 English Premier League Christian Atsu ruled out of...bullet
8 'Fire Things' After Ebony's open invitation to Songo, here...bullet
9 Captaincy Row Kwesi Appiah to rotate Black Stars...bullet
10 Run Energy Drink Twellium Industrial Company honour...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Andre Ayew’s screamer wins Premier League Goal for Octoberbullet
2 Video This sumptuous Ayew’s goal nominated for goal of the month awardbullet
3 Video Watch how France whipped Ghana 8-0 on Mondaybullet
4 Video Ghanaians will forever love Junior Agogo for this goalbullet
5 Video Highlights of former Ghana and Ajax midfielder who passed awaybullet
6 Video Watch Andre Ayew's brace against Tottenhambullet
7 Video Watch Thomas Partey's goal against Elchebullet
8 Video Ex-Manchester United defender shown red for kicking fanbullet
9 Video Ghana beat Brazil to win historic U-20 World Cupbullet
10 Video Division One League club invoke curses on GFA...bullet

Football