It’s according to no one else Albiceleste head coach Luis Scaloni.
In his first press conference since the 21-year-old midfielder was called up as one of two injury replacements, the manager brushed off the idea that Almada should consider himself lucky to be in Qatar with Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain), Ángel Di María (Juventus), Julián Álvarez (Manchester City) and other top teammates.
In fact, the Argentina boss is betting Atlanta’s No.8 will become a national team fixture for years to come.
“He’s a kid with…a huge future ahead of him,” Scaloni added. “And we don’t just work thinking about the present moment, we work thinking about the future.”