This moment will certainly make a difference in the world of football, but it’s inevitable. Watch Lionel Messi walk away from a World Cup knowing he won’t be driving back the turf of a World Cup! And that’s likely to await us in Qatar (November 20 – December 18). “La pulga”, 35 years old, does not hide her face.
“My last World Cup? Probably yes. he said on the Star+ program, broadcast by ESPN. JI feel physically good, I was able to have a very good pre-season this year, which I hadn’t been able to do the year before, it was important to start differently and arrive as I did, with a great mentality and a lot of illusions“.
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It’s a little agonizing trying to convince yourself that’s the way it is now
So after 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018, Messi will play his fifth World Cup without ever having lifted the trophy that could finally close his already rich list. His best result was reaching the 2014 final (losing to Germany). A Finale”that we deserved to win“in the words of the PSG player.
Messi does not hide his enthusiasm for what will probably be his last World Cup appearance. “I count the days. In truth, there is a little fear of convincing yourself that it is now. [..] We are ready, with a very armed and very strong group, but anything can happen‘ he added on the show.
“We are not the big favourites”
Messi also spoke about Argentina’s status ahead of the start of the competition. A confident side who have largely won in their two pre-season games with four goals scored by their number 10 but are clear. “All parts are very difficult. In the end, the favorites don’t always win. I don’t know if we’re among the big contenders, but Argentina is still a contender with its history and its importance. But we’re not the big favourites, there are other teams who are above ushe said.
Lionel Messi’s Argentines will start their World Cup against Saudi Arabia on November 22 before meeting Mexico and then Poland.
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