“As long as Lionel Messi is on the field,” a legend from Argentina says. Copa America favorites La Albiceleste

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Because of Lionel Messi, former Argentina footballer Juan Roman Riquelme predicts Argentina will win the Copa America in 2021 against Brazil. Both South American powers have advanced to the tournament’s quarterfinals after winning their respective groups.

With three goals in four games, Lionel Messi is the current tournament’s top scorer. With two goals, Neymar is the joint second-highest scorer in the league.

When asked about Argentina’s chances at the Copa America, Riquelme said that as long as Lionel Messi is on the field, La Albiceleste are the favorites. When it comes to the favorite of the pundits, Brazil, the renowned Argentine midfielder noted that while Neymar is a “genius,” the Argentines must have faith in their side.

“As long as Lionel Messi is on the field, Argentina will win the Copa América. Messi is Messi, and Neymar is a genius. You must believe in yourself.

“We have the best player on the planet on our team. I think they’ll perform well as long as Messi is on the team. “Hopefully, it will finally happen, and they will win,” Riquelme said on ESPN.

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