Argentina captain Lionel Messi has warned his team-mates they could face a backlash from Chile when the two teams meet in a World Cup qualifier Tuesday.
The Albiceleste were convincing 3-0 winners over Uruguay last week and top the South America zone by one point, a position they are hoping to hold on to in their final qualifier of the year.
However, back-to-back defeats have seen Chile sink to fifth in the table, five points behind the leaders, and Messi feels his side should be on alert as a result.
"Chile will be terribly difficult rivals to get past because of the team they have,'' the Barcelona forward said.
"They lost the last game and are forced to win."
Messi is determined to see his team pick up all the points in Santiago, though.
"We would take a very important step (if we win) because all the teams are very close to each other,'' he said.
"If we beat Chile, we would confirm that advantage and make another step in these closely fought qualifiers.
"The supporters in...