Lionel Messi is coming back to the Argentina national team. Messi has agreed to return because of the ‘love’ he has for his country.

Over the weekend, Messi chatted with new Argentina manager Edgardo Bauza,who was in Barcelona as the team played Sampdoria in a preseason match. It appears that the convo went well.

Messi announced he was leaving the national team in June after Argentina lost the Copa America final to Chile, the third straight summer in which the team lost a cup final.

“A lot of things went through my mind on the night of the final and I gave serious thought to quitting, but my love for my country and this shirt is too great,” he said on Friday in a statement released by his management company.