Football champion France will face another former champion Argentina in the round 16 of FIFA World Cup football tournament, then all eyes will be laid on the charismatic forward Lionel Messi of Argentina, but Messi's Barcelona club partner Samuel Umtiti believes that Messi of Argentina is completely different from the Messi of Barcelona.
France's centre back Umtiti has been a club partner for Messi for two years in Barcelona, and both of them will face an encounter in this high profile knockout match on Saturday. Umtiti is expected to get into this competition in Kazan. They were rested in the final group match of France against Denmark. Umititi said, I have seen him play very well. His skill is fantastic and we will do our utmost to stop him, but he is not the only striker in the Argentina team, but he has many strikers in his team as well.
While Messi can trust trusted Luis Suarez in Barcelona, he remains more alone in Argentina's team. Gonzalo Higuain has not scored any goals in the last eight matches with the national team. There is a whole lot of pressure on Messi, who wants to see him win the World Cup. This could possibly be the last World Cup for Messi.
Umtiti said, "Messi of Argentina is completely different from Barcelona's Messi. They do not have that kind of player, but Messi has saved them on many occasions. Argentina is more critical of them but they can not do everything alone."