Lisandro Martinez claims ‘tremendous talent’ Alejandro Garnacho has ‘no ceiling’ after dazzling on his full-length debut for Man United… as the centre-back reveals Argentina is ready to ‘go to war’ to help Lionel Messi reach the World Cup to win
- Alejandro Garnacho made an impression on Thursday in his full debut for Man United
- Lisandro Martinez thinks his teammate has ‘no ceiling’ on his potential
- Martinez prepares to play with Lionel Messi at the World Cup
- The defender has said Argentina ‘going to war’ to help Messi lift the trophy
- Click here for all the latest 2022 World Cup news and updates
Lisandro Martinez, the Manchester United centre-back, believes his team-mate Alejandro Garnacho has no limits on his potential after his eye-catching full debut for the Red Devils on Thursday.
Garnacho got his first United start from Erik Ten Hag against Sheriff in the Europa League, and the teenager showed no signs of nervousness as he relieved Old Trafford in his side’s 3-0 win.
Martinez believes Garnacho, who also declared his international allegiance to Argentina after representing Spain at youth level, has all the resources to thrive at the highest level, but insists the youngster must work harder than ever to get the most out of his talent .
Alejandro Garnacho had an excellent full debut for Manchester United on Thursday
Lisandro Martinez thinks teen star Garnacho has ‘no ceiling’ on his potential
“He has a tremendous talent and a bright future,” Martinez told ESPN Argentina.
“It all depends on him, on what he works for, but he is young, he has to keep learning, at his age he is in a team that is not easy” [to get into].
“I tell him to take advantage of the moment, listen, ask for advice, retrain. He has no ceiling. He will give a lot to Manchester United and the national team.”
Garnacho was called up to the Argentina national team along with Martinez earlier this year, although he has yet to make his debut for Lionel Scaloni’s side.
This year’s World Cup could come a little too early for him, as he has only just broken through to United’s first team.
Martinez has said Argentina is ready to ‘go to war’ to help Lionel Messi win the World Cup
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi is at the other end of his international career and is about to play his last World Cup.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has started the season well at PSG and Martinez is excited about the prospect of playing alongside him in Qatar.
Martinez has hinted that the team is not ready to let Messi leave the international stage, but that they will do everything they can to ensure that he waves a World Cup to his name.
When asked about the prospect of Messi ending his career in Argentina after Qatar, Martinez replied: ‘Is he crazy? We’re not leaving him! It will be very special, he is preparing very well, I see him happy, he is enjoying his football.
“We’re going to fight for him.”