1. Lionel Messi
In his potential last Copa America, Lionel Messi heads into the tournament after scoring 38 goals for FC Barcelona in the 2020-21 season. He also won his eighth Pichichi. In addition, he is only behind Vargas in the goal-tally of Copa America.
Despite being regarded as one of the greatest players of the game ever, Messi has been criticized widely is his failure to win an international trophy with Argentina. The Copa America 2021 could prove to be Messi’s best chance of breaking the curse.
Having being deprived of a possible La Liga title, Messi would be raring to go with his newly formed Argentina team, who have majority of its players in form. Unlike previous international tournaments, he should not be the ideal player working hard.