Alves does not expect Messi to replicate Barcelona form

Argentina are among the favourites to win the World Cup this summer.

“I think the reason Messi has difficulties with Argentina is because there is no comparison between Barcelona and Argentina,” he told The Times.

“With all respect to the players in Argentina, there is no comparison between the two.

“At Barcelona, he has players of his level.”

“Messi is young,” he added. “He has to carry the nation on his back and it’s a big responsibility.”