“I see him with a lot of enthusiasm, but I don’t want to go further. This Friday I will talk with him by telephone to finish confirming the list. I have no doubt that Messi has the desire to return, but we will wait and see.” Bauza is selecting a squad for the games against Uruguay (September 2) and Venezuela (September 7). Lionel Messi’s return to the Argentina national team could happen in the next few hours. Edgardo Bauza, the coach, revealed as much when he arrived in Buenos Aires. Bauza says Messi has “a lot of enthusiasm” to get back to playing for his country, although he didn’t say much more. Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET 12/08/2016 Sport EN Messi quit the national team after the Copa America final defeat by Chile on penalties. Bauza arrived on Tuesday to speak with him in Barcelona.