Montevideo (Uruguay), June 29: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez believes that Argenti star and his Barcelo team-mate Lionel Messi will reverse his decision to quit intertiol football.
Messi called time on his intertiol career in the immediate aftermath of Argenti’s defeat to Chile in the Copa America Centerio fil. It was the third time in three successive years that Messi and Argenti failed to grab a major trophy, losing to Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup followed by Chile in the Copa America fil last year.
The Barcelo star was left in tears having missed his pelty in the shootout, but several high-profile figures in Argenti, including the tion’s president Mauricio Macri and Diego Marado, have urged the 29-year-old not to go through with his decision.
“I’m sure that he will change his mind, but whatever he decides he will still be the best ever. Knowing Leo, I’m sure it was said in a moment of sadness and helplessness,” Suarez was quoted as saying by Radio Tenfield of Uruguay on Tuesday.
“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.”
Argenti, the second most successful tion at the Copa America with 14 titles, thus continue their 23-year wait to win a major tourment. Their last triumph was in 1993 when they won the Copa America title.
The defeat was rendered even more poignt for Argenti fans as Messi announced his retirement. The announcement brought down the curtains on an intertiol career which started in 2005. (IANS)