Mascherano: It would have been ‘a sin’ for Messi to stay in international retirement

Lionel Messi’s return to the Argentina national team has been praised by club and nation team-mate Javier Mascherano.

Javier Mascherano says it would happen to be a sin had Lionel Messi stayed in international retirement and not played for Argentina.
Messi announced his selection to quit international football right after Argentina lost to Chile in the Copa America final on penalties for the second consecutive year back in June.
Nevertheless, the Barcelona superstar reversed his retirement in August and might be involved in their Globe Cup qualifier with Uruguay on Thursday.
The 29-year-old educated on Tuesday obtaining been hampered by a hamstring injury.
Speaking at a media conference, his Barca team-mate Mascherano mentioned: “Leo made a good decision.
“It would have been a sin, a thing really sad, to not see him playing in the Argentina shirt.
“It would have had consequences for the team and impact at the global level.”
Argentina are third in the CONMEBOL qualifying group, two points behind leaders Uruguay and second-placed Ecuador.

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