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Pity Martinez admits that Messi asked him about the MLS

Messi training at Valdebebas, Real Madrid training facilities,  with the Argentine National Team

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The 25 years old Atlanta United player, who is with the Argentine team with Messi, revealed what he talked about with the Barcelona starlet.

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With his second call with the Argentine National Team, Gonzalo 'Pity' Martínez met for the first time Lionel Messi and the Atlanta United player revealed a conversation he had with the Barcelona star.

During the last practice Argentina had ahead of the match against Venezuela, Martínez and Messi were caught talking, a conversation that 'Pity,' talked about.

"I was surprised at how good of a person he is, he came to talk to me and asked me about the MLS, about how is it and so. The fact that he comes to talk to you and is one more of the group makes you very happy," mentioned Martínez.

In an interview with TyC Sports, the Atlanta United player also spoke about his experience of sharing a dressing room with Messi, "it's a pleasure to share a workout, a dive, a warm-up. I enjoy all the time, I tried to observe the things he does, and it's impressive, we have to get used to the pace he has on the field to make him feel comfortable."

What will happen in case of a penalty?

The 25-year-old player will be able to play on the FIFA date match after Ángel Di María's injury, and when questioned about who would kick a possible penalty he did not hesitate to answer.

"If there is a penalty, I will pick up the ball, take it and leave it at the point, and then I'll go 200 meters from it, the penalty kicks are for the 10, (which is Messi's number)" stated Martínez.