Lionel Messi You are going through a very uncomfortable time of uncertainty. The first days of 2022 are not going well for the Argentine star, who after having overcome COVID-19 recently, is not yet ready to return to the courts with him PSG. Even his summons with the Argentine national team has been called into question, which could relatively harm the peruvian team ahead of the next double date of the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.
After Messi has returned to France after testing negative for COVID-19 more than a week ago, his presence with PSG has not yet been possible. In fact, the Argentine star trains apart from his other teammates, so he is not yet fit to play games.
. Another lost game adds to the negative list of the PSG star this season. But that is not all. Inevitably, there will be an impact on the Argentine National Team.
Not being able to count on his star several times in the current campaign –Messi He was also absent in league matches for playing the Qualifiers-, the Parisian club intends that the ‘Albiceleste’ dispense with the 34-year-old crack on the double date of the Qualifiers that will be played between the last days of January and the first day of February.
How would it affect the Peruvian team?
If the absence of Lionel Messi In the next call for the Argentine National Team, which will be announced these days, the Peruvian team would be, albeit indirectly, one of those affected in the key qualifying matches.
It happens that Argentina will have to visit its counterpart in Chile on January 27 and then receive Colombia on February 1.
The crack Rosario is the top scorer of the Argentine team and the third highest scorer of the current Qualifiers with six conquests. His presence in the field is absolutely essential. He even swept most of the statistics in the last Copa América in which he was finally champion.
Lionel Messi He was the top scorer in the continental tournament together with Colombian Luis Díaz (four annotations), he was the leader in assists (5) and he was also the player who created the most chances of scoring for his team (21). Without a doubt, having the ‘Flea’ is quite beneficial and his absence in the Playoffs will leave a void that is very difficult to fill.
The team led by Ricardo Gareca will try to score as many points as possible in their remaining duels, but they also hope that their direct rivals will fall in order to gain a greater advantage in the table. In addition, in the worst case scenario, it is best if the other contestants fighting for qualification also have negative results.
The absence of Messi will not help much in this last objective of the Peruvian team. Although Argentina has a great squad, it will lose a lot with the loss of its captain. In the same way, in this type of match anything can happen and the ‘Blanquirroja’ must focus on always doing things right. For now it depends on himself and that is the most important thing.