At one point it looked as though Messi may not be at the 2018 World Cup even if Argentina did qualify after he announced his global retirement in June 2016 after a second successive Copa America final defeat to Chile.
Higuain was a starter for Argentina in the World Cup final against Germany in Brazil 2014 and in the finals of the Copa America in 2015 and 2016.
"Today we are some distance from being champions, but there is time for us to prepare". There is a lot of excitement.
'If we do badly at the World Cup, we all have to disappear from the national team. It's going to be very hard for anyone to continue because we have already been here for a number of years. "I think we deserved to win two, at least".
Argentina star Lionel Messi is anxious about the threat posed by the Super Eagles to his country's chances of reaching the second round of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.
"I've said many times that my dream is to play at Newell's but I don't know what will happen, and a part of that doubt is due to the way the country is at the moment". I think this period off global duty was good for him, though, as he has been able to focus on training and improving his fitness levels.
Argentina were placed in Group D at last week's World Cup draw, alongside Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria. We spoke about it through messages, it was a good thing that he had this period of absence.
Higuain has nine goals and three assists in 13 Serie A starts for Juventus, who are in third place in the table in Italy, two points behind leaders Inter.