Last Friday, Argentina, Nigeria, Iceland and Croatia were drawn together in World Cup Group D. "I think this time away from the national side has done him good and judging by the times we spoke, it has made him see things differently", Messi said. "I think we deserved to win two, at least".
Argentina, who have not won a major global trophy since lifting the Copa America in 1993, were drawn in Group D for next year's World Cup Finals, alongside Nigeria, Croatia and Iceland.
Higuain was a starter for Argentina in the 2014 Soccer World Cup final against Germany in Brazil and in the finals of the Copa America in 2015 and 2016.
"We went through a tough spell. We still had the best chances, both in the World Cup and Copa America", he said.
"I'd have to watch them again to see what we didn't get right to not win them".
"Having said that, he needs to be in the Argentina squad". The criticism went beyond normal and went beyond football.
"People are waiting for this group to leave because it has not won for a long time and those who criticize get exhausted of always seeing the same faces", Messi told TyC Sports. "We don't feel that way".
"I have learnt that the season is long and that there are times which are harder because the years fly by and now my body pays the price fof playing so many matches", Messi admitted.
Messi, who has faced Nigeria at youth and senior level on several occasions, fears the Eagles could beat the South America giants at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod on June 21. "I've said many times that my dream is to play at Newell's, but I don't know what will happen".
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