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Argentine coach Sampaoli expects Messi in bloedvorm for the world cup

Jorge Sampaoli, the coach of Argentina, expects his star player Lionel Messi in absolute top form at the world cup in Russia next summer. It is intended that Messi less tired at the beginning of a tournament than in 2014, when Argentina runners-up.

“We have spoken about his current situation, and about the fact that he is not so exhausted at the world cup may arrive as four years ago,” said Sampaoli on Tuesday on a press conference about Messi. The plan is that the attacker of Barcelona, “the maximum benefit from rest periods, to be physically and mentally in top form.”

At the last world cup in Brazil, scored Messi four times, but he never his best level. In the final, Germany was to strong. It is all of 1986 ago that Argentina once again became world champion. In Russia are Messi and co. classified in group D with Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.

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