Argentina’s Gerardo Martino declares Lionel Messi fit for Panama clash


SANTA CLARA, Calif Argentina Chief Gerardo Martino said that injured star Lionel Messi will be fit to play in four days, a timetable that would make him accessible to take an interest against Panama this Friday.


Messi supported a back damage against Honduras on May 27, and later flew out to Barcelona to go to his trial for assessment avoidance. He signed up with his partners last Friday, yet was restricted to running and light work with the ball.


Messi sat out Argentina's 2-1 win over Chile, as the Albiceleste won on account of objectives from Angel Di Maria and Ever Banega. Nicolas Gaitan assumed Messi's position in the lineup and performed well, regularly connecting up with Di Maria and Banega.



In any case, if Argentina are to win their first trophy since 1993, Messi should take the field. Martino sounded hopeful about Messi's advancement, however he didn't determine in the event that he would begin or play as a substitute.


"Everything needs to do with [Messi] being sound, in a decent condition to play the following amusement," Martino said with the assistance of an interpreter.


"He had a hard blow versus Honduras. After the outing he began working in Barcelona. He was working in the physical angle a considerable measure. He kept working here. He is kicking the ball better at this point. We expect that in four days he will be in condition to play. We're suspecting that he will recuperate by then."


Taking after Argentina's next match against Panama at Chicago's Soldier Field, Martino's charges will confront Bolivia on June 14 at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.