andy said:Yeah, Messi is Argentina's best player without a doubt but I think I am starting to agree that he should be taken little by little. In the Sub 20 World Cup Messi was a sub the first game and we all know what happened afterwards...
exactly man. messi is a brilliant player, its joy to watch him. BUT at world cup, there is always a very big difference for players performances. at a stage like this huge, players like Riquelme , Aimar is safer to use (i would think these guys have something around 30 caps)
Messi is a great addition to the team at the second half, exactly when we start to see aimar or riquelme's fitness level going down.
its always "safer the better" in international stage. thats how greeks won the last european cup.