Messi is in unbeatable shape: Argentina coach Martino

Santiago, June 13 (IANS) Argentina coach Gerardo Martino on Saturday said his star striker Lionel Messi is in unbeatable shape for the Copa America.

Messi is fresh after playing a instrumental role for Barcelona in winning the treble — La Liga, the Copa del Rey and European Champions League. The The 27-year-old is now solely focussed on Argentina and winning the Copa America.

“This year, by contrast, he has won everything. He comes here fresh from securing those three titles and he was in superlative form throughout the season. He is in unbeatable shape,” Martino was quoted as saying by goal.com.

“Last year he arrived at the World Cup without winning any titles and this year he heads into the Copa America having won three and he has been key in those, playing above his usual level,” he said.

Asked about Argentina’s change in style since he took over from Alejandro Sabella after the World Cup, Martino added: “The footballers play a big part in that and it is their ability to execute those ideas that have helped us.

“I believe we have consolidated and reinforced those beliefs. And on top of that, we have the best player in the world.”

Argentina open their campaign against Paraguay on saturday.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here