Lionel Messi has downplayed Argentina’s chances of winning the Copa America in Brazil.
The Albiceleste lost the final to Chile in the last two editions of the competition.
The captain, Messi, has insisted that the team should not be considered one of the favorites in this edition, as there are many young players, who would be making their first major international debut at the tournament.
“We are not candidates like other times,” Messi told TV channel TyC Sports.
“We will go with the same dreams and excitement as always, but the reality is that Argentina is going through a process of change.”
Argentina has not won an international title since the 1993 Copa America.
They will face Colombia, Paraguay and Qatar in Group B of the tournament, which will be played between June 14 and July 7, 2019.