Messi, before the Argentine national team debut in Qatar 2022: “It’s nice that so many people want us to be champions”

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The captain of the Argentina national team, Lionel Messidid not dodge this Monday the favoritism that the Albiceleste has for this World Cup in Qatar 2022, which he insisted could be the last of his career, and considered “nice” that most of the football world want him to win the title in Doha, in his fifth participation in the World Cup.

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“Physically I feel very good, I think I’ve arrived at a great moment both personally and physically and I don’t have any problems. I trained differently because I had a blow, as a precaution, but nothing strange”answered the first press inquiry in the FIFA IBC conference room, which was packed with journalists from all over the world.

“It’s another moment of the season, we arrived differently in terms of physicality. We practically didn’t have time to prepare, we knew it would go like this, we arrived well. It’s always special to play a World Cup, the atmosphere that exists before the first game”, indicated.

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“Now we arrive with much fewer games, it’s always at the end of the season with all the hustle and bustle. I tried to play to get the rhythm, but I didn’t do anything special. I took care of myself and worked as I have done throughout my career, knowing that this is definitely my last chance to achieve the big dream that we all have, but I didn’t do anything special” he said.

ON Saudi Arabiarival of the start of group C: “We hope to be able to continue doing so in this period with this group, which is growing match by match, which feels very good in the group and is reflected on the pitch. It will be a difficult match because it is the start of the World Cup, for many it will be the their first World Cup and everyone will manage anxiety and nervousness in the best possible way, when the first five minutes pass we will find our game, we will go looking for the match and always respecting the opponent as we were doing”.

What will you tell your mates? “It’s difficult right now to make them understand that they have to have fun, because it’s difficult at their age to think that because it happened to me. You never know if they’ll play another World Cup, so they have to enjoy the people, the game and then isolate themselves from everything to try and play like we’ve done so far.”


Source: Clarin

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