Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni spoke at the San Mames at the International Football Summit there, and he said that Leo Messi has the same responsibility for his club as he does for his country.
"I don't see him playing worse on one side or the other because his responsibility is the same at Barcelona as with Argentina. Although the fans say he hasn't had a good game, he's been the best player on the pitch," said Scaloni. "Even when he doesn't score or seem to appear that much, he's the best player on the pitch."
He highlighted Messi's defensive capacity "in the first line of pressure" above all "when he smells blood and when he sees the goal. In the first line of pressure, he's, if not the best, among the best in the world because he does it so quickly."