Gerardo Martino’s time at Barcelona was seen as an incredible failure after the club’s failure to win any major trophy for the first time in more than five years.
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique says that Lionel Messi will probably leave a record that will never be broken in Spanish football.
The 27-year-old became the all-time highest goalscorer in the Spanish league after a hat-trick against Sevilla in the 5-1 victory. Telmo Zarra's record of 251 goals has stood since 1955, but Messi has now gone past the mark and has scored 253.
European national squads are competing against each other in the qualifying matches of the 2016 Euro’s but since Argentina cannot enter that tournament due to obvious reasons, the team of Gerardo Martino have been a number of friendly matches with their latest one being played at the Hong Kong Stadium in China as the Argentinean squad faced off with Hong Kong in a match that was dominated by the
Argentina made their way to the finals of the 2014 World Cup where they played against Germany and succumbed to a defeat. Even with their failure of lifting the trophy. Some of the players of the Argentinean squad still managed of receiving praise from their performances during the tournament which is the case of Barcelona’s superstar Lionel Messi as he was awarded with the Golden Ball award.
Argentina might have made it to the round of 16 in the ongoing FIFA World Cup, but, Alejandro Sabella, the manager of the team, must know that it’s because of the brilliance of an individual player and not because of the team effort.
Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella has struck fear into the opposition by suggesting that star striker Lionel Messi has still not reached his best and he expects the player to continue improving over the next few years. Barcelona superstar Messi is widely regarded as the best in the world.
While some coaches are still not certain about which players to bring to Brazil in order to represent their respective countries, Argentina is not going through the same conundrum as the head coach Alejandro Sabella has already announced the players that will be playing against Romania for their upcoming friendly match and those same performers are expected to play for Argentina for the 2014 World
Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has said that his nation does not face any easy games at the World Cup 2014. The Barcelona forward slowly appears to be showing his best form for the national team.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has come under criticism from Inter Milan for calling up the player who has been injured for more than a month.
Barcelona are set to face AC Milan yet again in the Champions league after being down with the Italian team in the group stages of the competition.