Uruguay defender, Diego Godin says it will take the whole squad to nullify Messi, ahead of their match on Thursday.
Uruguay play Barcelona talisman Messi and Argentina at Montevideo, with only one point separating them.
A victory for Godin’s side, will leave them closer to the Russia 2018 World Cup and the defender hopes stopping Messi will go a big way.
“I’ll speak more about the team but of course, Messi is a transcendental player, no matter the team or the position he’s in, and it’s a job for the whole team,” said Godin.
“Of course, making a great defensive job, make a great instalment, being close to each other to intercept any passes to Messi, specially the areas of the field where he can be more important, that’s important and it’s not only the defence’s job but the whole team’s.
“It starts from Luis [Suarez] and Edi [Edinson Cavani] and our focus must be at the top to be able to cut those circuits where Messi is more important.”