Thursday, December 08, 2022

Messi: “This is an Argentine ready to face anyone”

Argentina going through a wonderful moment and Lionel Messi He knows. In conversation with Bulgarian Histo Stoichkov for TUDN, the Albikleste rift analyzed, among other things, the current state of the team. Lionel Scaloni And beats what would be his participation in the fifth World,

Albiceleste moment. “This is an Argentine who is ready to face anyone. It is very clear what to do in each game, the coaching staff prepares very well for the games we are going to play regardless of the opponent , it goes out to play in the field the same way no matter which team is in front”.

Copa America, Breaking Point. “After winning, the team played better, with more ease, with more knowledge amongst ourselves, because we have been playing the same way for a long time. And the goal is to continue down this path, to deliver the best in the World Cup. try” .

Qatar 2022. “We know that a World Cup is very difficult, where the little details knock you out of the championship. But this is a national team that is ready to compete and fight no matter what the opponent. Groups are always tough. There was a lot of discussion in the last World Cup, that we had an accessible group, who were already thinking about what we could see, and in the end it was not what we expected. This year we have A very tough group, we know about it”.

Argentine dressing room. “A good, strong group put together that has a very clear idea, knows how to play each game. The biggest difference with previous groups has been being lucky enough to win the Copa America. The fact of winning is yours. Everything turns out for you, you do things a different way, things turn out differently. Before that, we’ve had great groups, great America’s Cups, World Cups and we weren’t so lucky to have May we purify ourselves”.

His first title with Albiceleste. “Personally (being champion with the national team) it was something unbelievable, hard to explain. To this day, when I look at the end and the moment of celebration, my hair goes up and I get emotional. It’s something It was something I fought so hard for, that I had dreamed of in my entire career to achieve something with the national team.”

Trident with Neymar and Mbappe at PSG. “With Ney we know each other by heart, we enjoyed a lot of time in Barcelona, ​​I wanted to be able to enjoy Barcelona more, but life found us again in Paris, we were happy to be together And Kylian is a different player, a beast that is too strong in a face-to-face, that goes to space, is very fast, has too many goals, a Very accomplished player and has been proving it over the years, and he will definitely get better in the years to come.”

His first season in France. “Last year was tough for me, tough, a huge change after spending so much time in one place, my home, to know everything by heart, to move on to something new, something I’ve never Done, change teams, cities, family adaptations. This year I knew it would be different, more adapted, more prepared, curious, enjoying”.

Desire to win champions. “Everybody knows the goal, Paris has wanted to win the Champions League for a long time. Last year’s elimination was very difficult, how did it happen, we played two great games against Madrid and we missed out on small details. This is the World Cup. An unusual year in the middle, but PSG’s main objective is to be able to qualify for the Champions League.”

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