Lionel Messi has sought to ease the pressure on him ahead of Argentina's upcoming World Cup qualifiers, saying Tuesday he couldn't win matches all on his own.

The Barcelona star made the comments on his arrival in Buenos Aires before Friday's game at home to Chile and next Tuesday's match away to Venezuela.

Messi has never played as well for Argentina as he has for Barcelona. However, in this year's Copa America he was the best Argentine player, but the Gauchos were still knocked out in the quarterfinals on penalties by eventual champion Uruguay.