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Argentina Coach Believes Lionel Messi is Better When He is With Argentina's National Team Than He is With Barcelona

Mudeet Arora
Scaloni believes Messi is better when he is with the Argentina national team
Scaloni believes Messi is better when he is with the Argentina national team / Pool/Getty Images

Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni is preparing for a crucial double header with the national team later in March and has somewhat suggested that Lionel Messi is better with the Argentine national squad than he is with Barcelona.

The Albiceleste face Uruguay and Brazil in World Cup qualification games on March 26 and 30 respectively.

As reported by Marca, while looking ahead to these two tough games and Messi's involvement, Scaloni said, "[Messi] is fine and when he's with us he's even better, so let's hope it stays that way."

Talking about the games, Scaloni stated, "[The matches will be] difficult as they all are here, but with the added factor that some players aren't in the best condition right now: Nico Gonzalez, [Giovani] Lo Celso, [Lucas] Ocampos...But we have to wait and look for options."

Scaloni also spoke about the likes of Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala and gave an update on each of them with regards to their availability for the national team as he concluded, "The good news is that [Aguero] is starting to play and isn't having problems with his knee. We know he won't be 100 percent, but we'll make a decision next week. I spoke with [Dybala] four days ago and he can't find a solution for his ligament pain... it will be hard for him to be ready."