Since the outbreak of conflict with sport director Eric Abidal, Lionel Messi’s future in Barcelona has also been discussed by a number of parties. But, the Argentine national team coach, Lionel Scaloni did not see any problems with the situation of Messi at the Catalan Club.
Lately, Messi is indeed being reported unhappy in Barcelona. This followed his quarrel with Barcelona’s director of sport, Eric Abidal. Both seemed to reciprocate comments relating to the sacking of coach Ernesto Valverde last January.
To put it bluntly, Messi condemned Abidal’s comments which accused the Barcelona players of being behind the manager’s dismissal. No wonder the future of La Pulga in Barcelona is again a question. Moreover, his contract at Camp Nou is currently remaining until the coming 2021.
In fact, rumors have emerged that claim that Manchester City is ready to accommodate Messi next summer. But, the Argentine national team coach, Lionel Scaloni actually thought there was no problem with the situation of Messi at Barcelona.
“I see he is still fine,” Scaloni told Goal International.
In fact, Scaloni saw that his captain seemed to still be comfortable playing for Barcelona. Seen from the match against Real Betis, despite not scoring goals, Messi performed brilliantly and contributed three assists.
“In my opinion, in the match against Real Betis yesterday, he was the main star on the field, even though he didn’t score. He makes assists and participates in every opportunity of Barcelona. ”
“He is still fine and he still feels comfortable. He might decide his future, but I feel he is still comfortable in this team,” he said.
Then, will the conflict or riddle of La Pulga’s future affect the performance of the players in the Argentine National Team? Scaloni is not worried at all. He believes Messi’s professionalism, especially when defending the country.
“I’m not worried at all. He currently feels comfortable playing in the Argentine national team and also in Barcelona,” he said.
Argentina is looking at big targets this summer. They will host the Copa America which is an opportunity for Messi to present the first title.