Lionel Scaloni, the manager of Argentina, has stated that Lionel Messi’s replacement is “impossible.”
Today’s match versus Indonesia is Argentina’s second international friendly of the FIFA break.
Messi, 35, is permitted to skip the trip to Jakarta because Scaloni has opted to rest him.
Both SL Benfica’s Nicolas Otamendi and Juventus winger Angel di Maria will be absent from the contest.
At his pre-match press conference, Scaloni was asked which player will replace Messi against Indonesia, he said, “Who is going to replace Messi tomorrow? None. Nobody can play like Messi.
“But we will try to make the team play in the same way knowing that he is an impossible player to replace.
“The team is trained to do just as well and we’ll try that. No one is going to play in Messi’s place, but some players will do something similar.”