Messi joined the Argentinean national team even though Barça's doctors advised him to stay recovering in Barcelona. That's what the coach of 'la albiceleste', Edgardo Bauza, revealed in an interview to FOX Sports:
- "Barça's doctors advised him to stay in Barcelona after going through medical tests. But he said: "No, no. I'll travel!"
- "That shows that he is really interested in playing with Argentina. He already told me that twice before".
- "I hear people saying that Messi should win the games by himself. But it shouldn't be like that."
- "He can make a difference and we need him to help the team play better."
You can see the interview in Spanish in this video: