06/18/2021 11:33 PM
Updated 06/18/2021 11:33 PM
Maybe that six-minute play would have changed everything for Lautaro Martínez.
Or maybe it was a sign.
The Inter striker, top scorer of the Scaloni era with 11 wins, seems soulless.
The play in question, the clearest he had in the game against Uruguay, unlike the various situations he had against Chile, escaped him by millimeters when he tried to connect it with a too high cue after the rebound that
to a devilish shot from Messi.
It was also that play part of a first half hour of Messi in full orchestra, moving everywhere, making him unrecognizable and unremarkable for the heavenly defenders.
But Leo did not connect with Lautaro
and there was one of the keys by which Argentina could not stretch the advantage achieved early, at 12 minutes.
Joaquín Correa enters and Lautaro Martínez leaves.
The tucumano did not have clear situations either.
Things about scorers, the former Racing has not converted for the National Team since last November 17, in the 2-0 victory against Lima.
Four games passed, two against Chile, Colombia and Uruguay, in which the goals were from Messi (two), Cristian Romero, Leandro Paredes and Guido Rodríguez.
Is not that much.
And it is not serious if Lautaro himself does not experience it as a pressure that blurs it even more.
This Friday Scaloni decided to take him out six minutes into the second half, betting on Joaquín Correa with the possibility of playing with a lot of space ahead.
Neither managed to give Messi a bit of respite, everything continued to depend on the Rosario captain in attack.
Towards what comes, Paraguay next Monday, the doubt remains about whether the coach will continue to insist with Lautaro, waiting for the goal to unlock him, or if the presence on the bench of Kun Agüero acts like a ghost that adds him to the Bull from Inter one more reason for pressure. The concrete thing is that the Selection needs more goals.