Luis Suarez is confident Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi will make a U-turn on his decision to retire from playing for Argentina. Messi quit after missing in a penalty shoot-out as Argentina were beaten by Chile in the Copa America and he was seen in tears leaving the pitch. The defeat was Argentina’s third loss in a major final since 2014.
Suarez, who forms part of a deadly strike trio with Messi and Neymar at Barcelona, thinks Macri and Maradona will get their wish.
He told Uruguayan radio station, Radio Tenfield: “Knowing Leo, I’m sure it was said in a moment of sadness and helplessness. It would be a shame for football if he took this decision, but I’m sure he will reconsider and change his mind.It’s a difficult time. Everyone has the right to make decisions and they should be respected.”