Lionel Scaloni has come away with multiple takeaways from his first 57 matches as the manager of the Argentina national team, including the notion that coaching Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi is not a difficult task at all.
“Training Messi is not hard,” Scaloni said during a recent appearance on the ‘El Partidazo de Cope’ program. “At the technical level, there is nothing to correct. But sometimes you can guide him to press or attack in a certain way.
“He is the best for pressing, stealing the ball, and smelling blood.”
Scaloni had a front-row seat to watch Messi simply make it look easy on the field over the 2022 FIFA World Cup. From the 10 goal contributions logged to the two goals scored in the final against France, the Argentine forward rose to the occasion in the biggest tournament of his career.
Messi now has all of his attention set on PSG’s second half schedule. He has featured in two Ligue 1 fixtures this month, where he combined for one goal scored and two goal-scoring chances created for teammates.
Messi may next return to action in PSG’s upcoming Coupe de France round of 32 matchup against Pays de Cassel.