Lionel Messi spoke prior to the premiere of the albiceleste against Saudi Arabia. The captain said that the group is similar to that of 2014, he was grateful for the support and acknowledged that he is enjoying the adventure with the trans-Andean people like never before.
Argentina comes out to respond to the poster of favorite to keep the title of the Qatar World Cup 2022. This Tuesday Lionel Messi’s albiceleste debuts in the planetary event facing Saudi Arabia in Group C.
The current Copa América champion will try to continue extending his good moment, with an undefeated record of 36 games, to win the third world cup in his history. The task will not be easy, but the trans-Andean people are confident of playing a great role in the contest.
In the run-up to the duel with Saudi Arabia, Argentina offered a press conference in which Lionel Messi was present. The captain of the albiceleste addressed what will be the duel on Tuesday, making it clear that they are going with everything.
“This group has been growing game by game and it feels very good in the group. That reflects it on the pitch. We expect a difficult game, but we are going to play as we have been doing, go after the game from the start and respect the rival,” he said.
Along the same lines, Lionel Messi was grateful for the support of fans from other parts of the world, who hope to see him finally lift the most important title of all after years of failure.
“That many people who are not Argentine want me to be champion, I have always said that I am grateful for the love I received throughout my career. This is one more example of that,” he said.
Although the most striking of all was his comparison with the albiceleste who fell in the final of the World Cup in Brazil. “I don’t know if we got better, but it’s clear that we came from winning and that decompresses a lot. That people are not so anxious and so aware of the results, but rather enjoying the moment of the National Team. This group reminds me a lot of that of 2014, that he was very united and was clear about what he was doing on the pitch”.
Lionel Messi excited about the World Cup in Qatar 2022
Lionel Messi knows that he has on his shoulders the weight of breaking the history of Argentina. After years in which they have been more mouthpieces of football, the albiceleste has a great opportunity to win the world cup for the third time in its history.
“I feel very excited and excited about this new beginning of the World Cup. When the game starts, everyone will want the best for their team and we will try to play the best game to start in the best way and obtain the best results. three points”, stressed the 10.
In fact, Lionel Messi himself recognized that the moment Argentina arrives allows him to enjoy it more. “I don’t know if it’s the happiest moment of my career. It grabs me at a different age and more mature. Today I enjoy all this much more, I didn’t think so before. Sometimes many things that happened to me went unnoticed and today I am more aware “.
Finally, he stressed that “what leads me to keep trying is the illusion, the desire and always wanting more. You always have to try, whatever it is, and not stay with the desire. We never know if we are going to be able to play another World Cup I tell my teammates to enjoy the experience to the fullest, the people and the match.”