Contrary to Koman, the Argentine coach Scaloni said that he would not let Messi play the fake number 9.
Barcelona’s first game, because of the lack of a center, Messi acted as the pseudo No. 9, and finally Barcelona beat Villarreal 4-0. But Scaloni would not adopt such a tactic.
Scaloni said: "Our idea is that when the team has the ball, Messi always has players in front of it. This brings us results. We need to arrange such a player so that Messi can contribute. Assist, or go deeper instead of being the last person."
Messi was selected for the latest Argentine roster. Scaloni said: "He has been called up to participate in these two games. If he can play, I will see him perform at his best, just like other players."