Messi played Copa America final with injury, says coach

" In the end he did not step down and also he was successful," Scaloni claimed..

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Argentina train Lionel Scaloni commemorated Lionel Messi on Saturday, commending his team captain as well as exposing he played in the Copa America win over Brazil with an injury..

" You can never ever do without a player like him, also when he is not fully fit like in this video game and the previous one.".

" We are talking about the best footballer of all time as well as everybody knew just how important it was for him to win a title with the nationwide team.".

Messi, champion of the FIFA Player of the Year award a record 6 times, has won every club as well as specific honour with Barcelona but he had lost all 4 of his previous finals with Argentina..

" I have a relationship that is different than the (typical) coach-player relationship," Scaloni added. "It's closer. We greet each other, we hug each various other, and also I am forever grateful to him as well as his team mates.".

( Reporting by Ramiro Scandolo in Buenos Aires, writing by Andrew Downie, editing and enhancing by Lincoln Feast.).

Scaloni did not say what the injury was however he bathed Messi with praise on a night Argentines required to the roads in huge numbers to commemorate their very first worldwide title in 28 years and Messi's initial triumph with the nationwide side..

" If you knew the manner in which he played in the Copa America you 'd like him a lot more," Scaloni told press reporters after Argentina's 1-0 win at the Maracana arena in Rio de Janeiro..

The 34-year old had actually revealed his disappointment with the beats, retiring after shedding the 2016 Copa America to Chile only to return to the worldwide layer a few weeks later..