Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni has confirmed that if Lionel Messi decides to return to the national team for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, his jersey will be ready for him.
“Messi earned the right to do whatever he wants with his career,” Scaloni said in a recent interview. “What he transmits to his teammates is incredible. I’ve never seen such an influential person in the changing room.”
The news will come as a welcome relief to Argentina fans, who have watched with concern as Messi has struggled with injuries and inconsistency in recent years. However, Scaloni’s comments suggest that the Argentina manager is confident that Messi can return to form in time for the next World Cup.
“We will always be ready for Messi,” Scaloni said. “He is one of the greatest players in the history of the game, and we believe he can still contribute to the national team at the highest level.”
Only time will tell if Messi will decide to return to the national team for the 2026 World Cup, but Scaloni’s comments have given hope to fans that they may see the Argentine superstar back in action on the international stage once again.
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