2018 is a World Cup year and the players know it. Angel Di Maria, in an interview with Fox Sports Radio, analysed the situation Argentina are going through and the importance of Leo Messi.
Asked about if he would be in the squad, Di Maria said: "The truth is I don't see myself in there because Sampaoli said clearly that the only person going is the dwarf (Messi) and the rest of us have to fight for a spot. If one thinks they are going then inside they relax and that would be a mistake."
The PSG star says he likes playing with Barcelona's No 10. "Messi does not inhibit me, I love playing with him, it delights me. The best thing that can happen to a player is to play with the best and with the aliens."