Toni, the coach of the Brazilian national team, announced the challenge of Argentine Lionel Messi during the Copa America, which will be held from 14 June to 7 July this year.
« I want Messi the best athlete to participate in Cuba America and come to Brazil, » said Titi, quoted by Spanish daily Sport after the draw.
Messi was away from Argentina after the World Cup in Russia.
« I repeat the good team that wins the trophies must beat the strongest competitors, so we expect Neymar, Messi, Sanchez, Suarez and Gerrero to come. »
« I respect all Guerrero, knowing that, I want him to be present, we will be only opponents and we are not enemies. »
Titi led Corinthians to the Brazilian championship in 2012 with Peruvian striker Guerrero.
« If we take the order we are not the best team, we know that, but we have to do our best in the matches, but at the level of the competitors, Peru is harder than Venezuela and Bolivia, » he said in comments made by Brazil’s Globo Sport.
« We faced Argentina, Uruguay and we were close to facing Colombia, but that was not possible. We still have the opportunity to re-rotate players from one tournament to another to get the best squad. »
Abizaid: « I have a trip in Europe to follow the players up close, I will go to Paris, Barcelona, Real Madrid in addition to Liverpool, I will talk with the players. »
« I will be subject to a new diagnosis, but I do not have any details. I look forward to a positive response on his injury. Of course I am worried about the injury of one of the best players. I will travel to Paris next week to follow up on the situation, » said Titi.
The Brazilian coach said he would play two friendly matches before the tournament, one at Maracana, but the rivals have yet to be determined.
The Copa America draw was held on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the Sampa, who will play at home and support their fans, will face Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru in Group A.
While Argentina, in Group B, will clash with their Colombian counterpart, alongside Paraguay and Qatar.