Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


Bauza No doubts over Messi motivation with Argentina

Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza insists star Lionel Messi is "very motivated" to play for the national team after reversing his retirement decision.

  • Published: , Refreshed:

Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza insists star Lionel Messi is "very motivated" to play for the national team after reversing his retirement decision.

Messi, 29, stunningly retired from international duty following his side's Copa America Centenario final loss in June, but announced earlier this month he would continue representing Argentina.

Bauza, who was named Argentina boss at the start of August, said he had no questions over Messi's desire to represent the country.

"During our discussion, Leo showed me that he was very motivated," he told FM Uno.

"We talked about the Copa America, the World Cup. He's fine, and we'll take care of him."

The Barcelona star, however, is battling a hamstring injury ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela.

Argentina are well-placed in qualifying, sitting third in the table and just two points off top spot.

Ahead of his first game in charge, Bauza said he wanted his team to develop a good balance.

"It's not bad to think that finishing second is a failure. We are Argentina, and this way of thinking has led us to win titles," he said.

"I'll find what I do with all my teams – balance. Argentina will attack when it has the ball and defend without it.

"It's my style of play and that's what my coaches taught me when I was a player - finding the balance in every game."

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 Battle for The Goat K.P Boateng settles the Ronaldo vs Messi debatebullet
2 Russia 2018 Ozil was betrayed by former Germany teammates- Jerome Boatengbullet
3 CAF Champions League Kotoko stage comeback to beat Zamalek 5-1bullet
4 UEFA Champions League Kevin-Prince Boateng shocked by Cristiano...bullet
5 Photo Lionel Messi shows off new look ahead of Girona clashbullet
6 Superstition Yaya Toure's agent posts controversial voodoo...bullet
7 EA Sports Here are the top 10 dribblers in FIFA 19bullet
8 Profile Lucy Quist: the most powerful woman in Ghanaian...bullet
9 EA Sports Four Ghanaian legends we’d love to see in FIFA 19bullet
10 Messi Barcelona forward surpasses Ronaldo to set new...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Lionel Messi bags hat-trick on Champions League opening daybullet
2 Video Ronaldo’s stunner against Juventus wins UEFA Goal of the Seasonbullet
3 Video Watch the goal that secure victory for Kenya over Ghanabullet
4 Video Watch highlights of Black Stars newbie William Owusubullet
5 Video Shatta Wale displays great football skills that would...bullet
6 Video These words of Paul Pogba inspired France to World Cup glorybullet
7 Video Minister for Sports explains why Ghana didn’t face...bullet
8 UEFA Nations League Watch how Spain destroyed Croatia 6-0bullet
9 Seedorf and Kluivert unveiled as the new Cameroon coachesbullet
10 Video Andre Ayew jams to Kwami Eugene’s hit songbullet

Football

X
Advertisement