Messi full of praise for Real Madrid striker Higuain

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has heaped praise on Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain. The pair impressed in Argentina's win over Venezuela.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has heaped praise on Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.

The pair impressed in Argentina's win over Venezuela.

"Higuain is a great player because he scores a lot of goals," Messi told reporters after the match. "Every time we play, our understanding together increases.

"Playing together is a great joy shared amongst the members of the Argentina squad. The most important thing is to win, no matter who makes the assists or gets the goals.

"We knew they [Venezuela] would try to hit us on the break, but we had the ball, and scored the first goal. Space opened up for us after that. We were patient."

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