Lionel Messi is still desperate to star for Argentina despite his short international retirement, in accordance with coach Edgardo Bauza.
Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza insists star Lionel Messi is "very motivated" to play for the national group following reversing his retirement choice.
Messi, 29, stunningly retired from international duty following his side's Copa America Centenario final loss in June, but announced earlier this month he would continue representing Argentina.
Bauza, who was named Argentina boss at the start out of August, mentioned he had no queries over Messi's need to represent the nation.
"During our discussion, Leo showed me that he was very motivated," he told FM Uno.
"We talked about the Copa America, the Globe Cup. He's fine, and we'll care for him."
The Barcelona star, nevertheless, is battling a hamstring injury ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela.
Argentina are well-placed in qualifying, sitting third inside the table and just two points off top rated spot.
Ahead of his 1st game in charge, Bauza said he wanted his group to create a very good balance.
"It's not bad to believe that finishing second is really a failure. We are Argentina, and this way of considering has led us to win titles," he stated.
"I'll locate what I do with all my teams - balance. Argentina will attack when it has the ball and defend without it.
"It's my style of play and that is what my coaches taught me when I was a player - locating the balance in every single game."