Argentina's national manager praises his star
Leo Messi continues his recovery process to be ready to face Deportivo next weekend. Meanwhile, there are words here and there about him. Argentina's national manager Edgardo Bauza spoke with SPORT about how Messi decided to return to the national team.
"He knows everything about his team-mates, the coaches... football. He's aware of everything. I always thought that a player of his quality needs to know a lot about the game. But I am surprised by his incredible knowledge. Leo knows everything about everyone. He has a big knowledge and this helps a lot his way of communication".
"When we met him, we just asked if we could have a chat. When he accepted I knew we wouldn't have any problems with him because it was just football talk. I wasn't there to convince Messi, but I knew that during that talk we would had our chance. He received me in the Sports City with Mascherano. When the talk was over I told them "Guys, see you in the next game".