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Barcelona's Lionel Messi: I need to improve from the penalty spot

Lionel Messi talks about one day leaving Barcelona, their aims for this season and rates the new signings.
With reports that Girona are set to face Barcelona in Miami this coming January, the FC crew share their varying opinions on La Liga coming to the U.S.

Lionel Messi acknowledged that his disappointing record from the penalty spot is something he must continue to work on.

Messi, 31, missed four of the eight penalties he took last season for club and country, including one against Iceland for Argentina at the World Cup.

In total, he has missed 24 penalties during his career, and he even handed spot-kick duties to Luis Suarez in Barcelona's win over Huesca before the international break despite being one goal away from a hat trick.

"I would like to...

Lionel Messi sobbed uncontrollably after Argentina Copa America Centenario loss, says strength coach

Argentina's interim head coach Lionel Scaloni says the number 10 shirt will not be given to another player until Lionel Messi announces his plans.
Brazil's Filipe Luis believes the best player in the world is Lionel Messi and that the fact he isn't included in FIFA's Best Player of the Year award means it isn't credible.
Lionel Messi talks about one day leaving Barcelona, their aims for this season and rates the new signings.

One of Lionel Messi's most difficult moments with the Argentina national team was following the loss to Chile in the final of the Copa America Centenario in 2016, according to Elvio Paolorosso, who was the team's strength coach under Gerardo Martino. 

After losing the World Cup final in 2014 to Germany and also missing out on the Copa America in 2015, Paolorosso said that Messi crumbled after Argentina lost their third straight major tournament during that summer of 2016. The veteran strength...

Atlanta United coach Tata Martino: Argentina have not contacted me

Argentina's interim head coach Lionel Scaloni says the number 10 shirt will not be given to another player until Lionel Messi announces his plans.
Interim coach Lionel Scaloni admits he's uncertain if Lionel Messi will return to the national team, but is optimistic for the newcomers to the side.

Atlanta United manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino has said the Argentina Football Federation (AFA) has not contacted him about a return to coach the national team, and stressed that he is under contract with Atlanta.

On Tuesday, club representatives declined to comment to the Atlanta Journal Constitution about reported talks between the AFA and Martino, who managed Argentina from 2014-16 after a spell at Barcelona in 2013-14.

"I have not spoken to anyone from Argentina and additionally, I am currently...

Argentina's Paulo Dybala rejects claims of rift with Lionel Scaloni

Argentina's interim head coach Lionel Scaloni says the number 10 shirt will not be given to another player until Lionel Messi announces his plans.
Interim coach Lionel Scaloni admits he's uncertain if Lionel Messi will return to the national team, but is optimistic for the newcomers to the side.

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has denied reports of a rift with Argentina's interim manager Lionel Scaloni and called for there to be "focus on matters on the pitch."

Dybala came on as a second-half substitute in Tuesday's goalless draw with Colombia in New Jersey and was on the bench but did not feature in Friday's 3-0 triumph over Guatemala after joining the team late due to a legal matter.

There was speculation in Argentina of a possible problem between Dybala and Scaloni after the player's...