This moment will certainly spark something in the world of football, but it is inevitable. Seeing Lionel Messi come out of a World Cup knowing that he will never drive a World Cup pitch again! And that is probably what awaits us in Qatar (from November 20 to December 18). “The flea”, 35 years old, does not hide his face.
“My last World Cup? Probably yes. he said on the Star + program broadcast on ESPN. jI feel good, physically, I was able to have a very good preseason this year that I had not been able to do the year before, it was essential to start in a different way and arrive as I did, with a great mentality and many illusions“.
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There is a bit of anguish to say that it is already
After 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018, Messi will therefore play his fifth World Cup without ever having managed to lift the trophy that could definitively close his already rich list. His best result is reaching the final in 2014 (he lost against Germany). a final”that we deserved to win“According to the words of the PSG player.
For what will likely be his last World Cup appearance, Messi makes no secret of his enthusiasm. “I count the days. In truth, there is a bit of anxiety to be told 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 favorites”
Messi also spoke about the state of Argentina ahead of the start of the competition. A confident team that has won widely in its two preparation games with four goals scored by its number 10, but lucid. “All parts are very difficult. The favorites are not always the ones who end up winning. I don’t know if we are among the great candidates, but Argentina is still a candidate, with its history and what it means. But we are not the big favorites, there are other teams that are above us“express.
Lionel Messi’s Argentina will start their World Cup on November 22 against Saudi Arabia before facing Mexico and then Poland.
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