Messi has been previously criticised for not performing up to his usual standards while playing for country but Gago insists that his fellow Argentina team mates will have to step up to help the Barcelona man as well.
"Having Lionel is a bonus, but Argentina cannot play the ball only to Messi," he continued.
"We are building a style of play from several sides now."
Gago starred for Argentina in their 3-1 win over Paraguay last Friday while Messi also chipped in with a stunning goal. The former Real Madrid midfielder is delighted with the result but insists that they take each game one at a time.
"We are comfortable and we are getting results, but we cannot think beyond Peru, then Uruguay," the midfielder told Clarín.
"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."
Argentina are currently top of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying table.