BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Lionel Messi says that striker Gonzalo Higuain must be picked for Argentina’s World Cup squad.
Higuain misplaced his place to Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi and Boca Juniors’ Dario Benedetto for Argentina’s closing matches within the South American World Cup qualifiers underneath coach Jorge Sampaoli.
In an interview with native channel TyC Sports, broadcast on Wednesday, Messi describes Higuain as “a fundamental player, he needs to be there.”
Argentina’s five-time world participant of the 12 months provides that Higuain “is one of the best number 9s in the world, he shows it every weekend at Juventus.”
Higuain was a starter for Argentina within the World Cup closing towards Germany in Brazil 2014 and within the finals of the Copa America in 2015 and 2016.
Having certified for subsequent 12 months’s World Cup in Russia, Sampaoli not too long ago mentioned he was going to contemplate calling up Higuain once more. (The Associated Press)
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