Argentina manager, Lionel Scaloni, has said that it is ‘impossible’ for the country to replace Lionel Messi.
Argentina is preparing for their second international friendly game of the June FIFA break against Indonesia tomorrow.
Scaloni has decided to rest Messi, giving the 35-year-old permission to miss the trip to Jakarta.
Juventus winger, Angel di Maria and SL Benfica’s Nicolas Otamendi will miss the game.
At his pre-match press conference, Scaloni was asked which player will replace Messi against Indonesia, he said, “Who is going to replace Messi tomorrow? None. Nobody can play like Messi.
“But we will try to make the team play in the same way knowing that he is an impossible player to replace.
“The team is trained to do just as well and we’ll try that. No one is going to play in Messi’s place, but some players will do something similar.”