Former Argentina international Javier Saviola believes Lionel Messi has the credentials to guide Argentina to success at the 2022 World Cup. The Barcelona star has failed to win a single international trophy through his career and he recently experienced disappointment at the summer World Cup where the nation were ousted at the round of 16 stage.
Speaking to Goal.com, he said: "Messi, unfortunately, has not yet managed to win any trophy or tournament for the national team and the Argentine fans are very demanding. I was Leo's colleague, I know what he feels about the country and how much it hurts when things don't go as he would like. The most important thing is to trust that everything will go well and I believe that the next World Cup will be for Argentina."
Since the recent World Cup, Messi has indefinitely made himself unavailable for national team selection but manager Lionel Scaloni has recently suggested that the attacker could return before the internationals during the month of March in preparation for the Copa America scheduled in Brazil for the summer.
Meanwhile, “Argentina have recently gone through a transition with a number of young players“ including Mauro Icardi getting a regular chance but the seniors could return to the fray before the forthcoming international break. Among those, Sergio Aguero appears a definite choice to make a comeback amid his stellar “form for Manchester City“ since the turn of the year.
The experienced marksman has been a revelation for the Citizens through his career but he has stepped up his performances of late with hat-tricks against Arsenal and Chelsea in the space of one week. The latter of those saw the Blues suffer an embarrassing 6-0 defeat where Aguero should have converted into a quadruple barring the blatant miss from two yards out.