Deschamps sacrificed a golden chance for them to gel by shaking up his side for the 0-0 draw against Denmark, which secured qualification but did little to improve team cohesion.
The fixture is the first between two previous world champions at Russian Federation 2018.
However, the Albiceleste have Messi, the top scorer in team history and one of the most successful players in the history of the game.
"Messi is unique; you can not compare another player with Messi", the Tottenham Hotspur man said.
Much has been made of Messi's influence on the Argentina side, but France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris rejected suggestions they were a one-man outfit.
When is FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Argentina Round of 16 match? Since then, France are unbeaten in eight World Cup fixtures against CONMEBOL opposition (W4 D4).
For France, progress was more serene as they topped Group C with two wins and a draw in their three games - although many question whether their uninspiring performances bode ill for the tougher tasks ahead in Russian Federation.
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Since England's 6-1 defeat of Panama on Sunday, both are sure to progress from Group G to the last 16 with, for now, identical points and goal tallies for and against.
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Argentina have gone past the first round for the 12th time in their last 13 World Cup appearances, the only exception coming in 2002. Les Bleus have conceded just one goal in the tournament in Russian Federation and that came on a penalty kick.
The goal-shy Argentina we saw on Gamedays 1 and 2 will lose to France, but the hungry and confident group that beat Nigerian on Gameday 3 will beat France. He is the last Argentinean player to score against France, back in February 2009 in a friendly (2-0).
This game sounds like an absolute cracker but, if I'm being honest, it's not really.
While France's setup appears to have struggled to get their best out a star-studded squad, Argentina nearly went off the rails entirely with reports that Messi and Javier Mascherano are calling the shots.
But the 58-year-old coach, speaking on the eve of Saturday's clash with France at the Kazan Arena, said the incident had been misinterpreted.
If a manager's demeanour in front of the cameras is an indication of the state of his team then France risk staring into the void.
A similar pattern applied to Argentina in 1978, when they won the World Cup after losing to Italy in the group phase."Lots of teams who went on to be champions started poorly and then recovered and moved on", Daniel Bertoni, who scored against the Netherlands in the final that year, told Reuters.