Argentina must not depend only on Messi: Veron

Aug 03, 2018, 01:23 IST | IANS

Messi is yet to discuss his international future. He has already come back from retirement once. The runners-up in the 2014 World Cup, Argentina also finished second at the Copa America in 2015 and 2016

Argentina must not depend only on Messi: Veron
LIonel Messi and Juan Sebastian Veron

Former Argentina midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron said the team must stop depending on Lionel Messi in order to develop the rest of their squad after their World Cup debacle. Argentina were knocked out by eventual champions France 3-4 in Last 16.

Messi is yet to discuss his international future. He has already come back from retirement once. The runners-up in the 2014 World Cup, Argentina also finished second at the Copa America in 2015 and 2016. "It's time to build a group. Obviously, if Leo is eager [to be part of the national team], they would need to involve him little by little," Veron said.

"I think we have to prepare the base and once and for all think about a team and not think about someone who can save us. "Even more at this time, watching other national teams and how they faced the World Cup, it seems essential to think about a group," Veron added.

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