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Zamorano: Messi would have monuments all over Chile

Argentina defeat Colombia and boost their chances of WC 2018 promotion

Chile national team legend Ivan Zamorano thinks Lionel Messi would be more appreciated by the fans if he was a Chilean.

“If Messi was Chilean, he would have monuments all around the country and he would be tired of getting tributes. In Chile he would be valued,” Zamorano told radio show Super Deportivo.

“Argentinians tend to nnotice the differences between Barcelona’s Messi and the national team’s Messi. In Spain he looks to one side and he has Neymar, looks to the other and he has [Luis] Suarez, looks back and has [Andres] Iniesta and [Sergio] Busquets. That’s why, you must look the whole picture,” the legend added.

Lionel Messi’s Argentina are now the fifth in South America for World Cup 2018 qualification.