Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has dispelled rumours that national team captain Lionel Messi was considering retiring from international football.
Messi has been heavily criticized throughout his international career and this has raised doubts about his willingness to continue playing for the Albicelestes.
Aguero however says the Barcelona star is not even close to retiring from the national side.
“When all these rumours about Messi potentially retiring from the national team emerged, I asked him straight up whether he was no longer coming over,” Aguero told TyC Sports.
“He told me that people were making things up again.
“I replied by telling him that we would continue to meet with Argentina then and he nearly suck himself laughing.
“Messi is calm and relaxed. He will continue to show up for the national team and play for Argentina. He always does his utmost for the team.
“Leo is always in the spotlights and people forget all the good things he has done. I’m not talking about just now, but they have been saying things about him that are not true for a while.”