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Martino: "Messi is like at his best and this is good for everybody"

The Argentinian national team's coach explained, how he will make Mascherano play in Copa America

Martino: "Messi is like at his best and this is good for everybody"
Martino: "Messi is like at his best and this is good for everybody"

The Argentinian national team's coach explained, how he will make Mascherano play in Copa America

The Argentine coach Gerardo Martino has called-up 30 players for the Copa America in Chile. The coach has praised Lionel Messi, who said that "it is like he was when he was at his best stage and this is good for everybody"

Former Barça coach added that Messi "did not end the best way in 2014, but since he started this year he's showing reaffirming other facets, in addition to scoring, dribbling... he's a team player, he's back to play as right winger, and all this things are favorable for the national team," said Martino.

About Mascherano, who normally plays in the centre of the defense of Barca, the coach said that Argentina "will play was five." He admitted, however, that "before or after we need to analyze the rival," Mascherano could play as centre-back. "It's a big advantage. I don't doubt to know in what position does he play, he does it at both places with a lot of technique."