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The Argentina national team manager Alejandro Sabella has said that he is extremely happy with the performance of the Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for the national team.

After many years of struggling to perform at the national level, despite being one of the best players at club level, Lionel Messi is finally becoming to blossom under the guidance of the manager Alejandro Sabella. He has scored numerous goals for the Argentina national team in the last two years, which have helped them top the World Cup qualification group stages. Argentina are also one of the favourites to lift the World Cup title win the competition is held in Brazil this time around.

The 57-year-old Alejandro Sabella has been able to get the best out of Lionel Messi by changing the formation style of play of the national team in such a way that it reflects Barcelona. At Barcelona, Lionel Messi is the main ingredient whereas all the other players are played in such a way to suit the Argentine superstar. Alejandro Sabella has modified the Argentine national team by making players like Sergio Aguero and Angel di Maria focus on providing the supply for Lionel Messi.

“It is difficult for him to play badly. Now he is playing very well and, besides, he is scoring a lot of goals. When you have a player of Messi's quality it is important he is calm, content and happy. It is a group task," said the Argentina manager. "Chile's recent results have not been the best. They are at the stage where they need points. They have a great team and a great coach, who is very demanding, demands that you are switched on and with a lot of focus on scoring. They attack a lot and we will have to be at our best to get a good result," said Sabella before the Chile match.