Fernando Gago has warned his Argentina team-mates they will need to do more than "pass the ball only" to Lionel Messi ahead of their World Cup qualifier in Peru on Tuesday.
Gago admits Argentina rely too heavily on Messi, which has lead to some below-par performances from the Albiceleste. The Valencia midfielder insists Argentina have begun working on a new style of play to move away from focussing too much on the Barcelona forward.
"Having Lionel is a bonus, but Argentina cannot play the ball only to Messi," Gago told Clarin. "We are building a style of play from several sides now."
Argentina claimed a 3-1 win over Paraguay last Friday to keep them top of the South American qualification standings. But Gago says the team must carry on their current form if they are to reach the finals in Brazil.
"We are comfortable and we are getting results, but we cannot think beyond Peru, then Uruguay," said Gago.
"The qualifiers are difficult, and our first hope is to reach the 2014 World Cup with a ticket in our hands, then we will see."