Argentina’s coach says Lionel Messi was injured during the Copa America semi-final and final.


Lionel Messi has been praised by Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni following the team’s 2021 Copa America victory. Scaloni also disclosed that the 34-year-old was injured throughout the semi-final and final.

Argentina’s 28-year search for an international trophy ended in 2021 when Lionel Messi scored four goals and added five assists in the Copa America. Scaloni claimed after their 1-0 triumph over Brazil that Messi was not ‘totally fit’ for the semi-final and final.
Despite Lionel Messi’s lackluster performance in the final compared to the rest of the tournament, his teammates assured Messi’s long wait for a senior international championship is over.

“You’d appreciate him even more if you knew how he played in the Copa America.” You can never have enough of a player like him, even if he isn’t totally fit, as he was in this and the previous game. After the Copa America final, Scaloni told reporters, “He didn’t throw in the towel and he triumphed.”

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Sankalp Srivastav edited the piece.

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