After closing the season with Barça with the farewell act that Ronald Koeman organized last Sunday, and after having rested for the entire past week, Lionel Messi undertook a trip to Argentina on Tuesday to join the concentration of the national team at the Ezeiza site.
The Rosario star traveled with his family and changed the Barça chip for the Albiceleste.
Messi, with the endorsement of Barcelona, had already been absent last Friday to the last practice prior to the match against Eibar, with which the culé team closed its participation in La Liga in Spain, where he arrived without mathematical chances of staying with him qualification.
For this reason, he took the opportunity to advance his holidays, take a well-deserved break with his family and prepare for what is coming with the National Team.
Leo arrived at the airport together with his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, and their three children, Thiago, Mateo and Ciro. Then they got on their private plane, and are traveling to Argentina, where they will arrive on Wednesday.
The captain of the team is expected by the coach Lionel Scaloni and some of his colleagues, who are already in the facilities of the complex that bears the name of Julio Humberto Grondona.
In the framework of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AFA created a bubble that will bring together almost 100 people. For this there are 17 motorhomes, cube rooms and tents. The objective is to take all the precautions to avoid any contagion.
The next commitments of the National Team are the two qualifying matches for the Qatar 2022 World Cup postponed in March. On June 3, Chile will be measured and Colombia on the 8th. Then the Copa América will come.
Messi flew to Buenos Aires without having signed the contract for his renewal with Barcelona, despite the fact that Pep Guardiola took Leo’s continuity for granted when he revealed that Sergio Agüero will play for Barça:
“He will play alongside the best player of all times, Lionel Messi, and I’m sure he’s going to enjoy it. He’s going to make my club, Barcelona, stronger and stronger with him on the pitch”.
In the finished season Leo could not obtain the Champions League or La Liga in Spain, where he finished top in the scorers’ table with 30 goals. The incentive was the title achieved with the Copa del Rey.
From the surroundings of the azulgrana captain they explained that “no news”. The talks for its continuity are on the right track, but there is still no agreement closed, according to the Catalan media Sports WorldO.
However, the confirmation of continuity in the club with which Messi always played will have to wait. For now Leo he is with his sights set on the Argentine team and on what is coming.
It is nothing less than the classification to play -maybe- his last World Cup. In addition, to be able to win his first major title with the Albiceleste in the South American contest.
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