Messi demands Higuain recalled by Argentina for World Cup

Annette Crawford
December 7, 2017

But Argentina skipper Messi said the former Real Madrid star has quality and his time away from the country's team has done him some world of good.

The Juventus striker had also missed Argentina's previous two qualifiers, with the Albiceleste eventually booking their place in Russian Federation with a 3-1 win in Ecuador in which Messi grabbed a hat-trick.

Messi told TyC Sports on Wednesday: "Nigeria are like that, they have two faces. It's going to be very hard for anyone to continue because we have already been here for a number of years".

Messi, who has won eight La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions Leagues with Barcelona, does not think about his failures with Argentina, though he feels they deserved to triumph at the last hurdle at least twice.

"I never went over the previous finals".

Argentina endured a torrid qualifying campaign in South America's CONMEBOL group, only securing a World Cup place in the last match against Ecuador in October with a Messi-inspired 3-1 victory in Quito.

The Albiceleste have been drawn in one of the toughest World Cup groups alongside Iceland, Nigeria and Croatia. We spoke about it through messages, it was a good thing that he had this period of absence.

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