Rodrigo De Paul arrived at Atleti in July 2021.

Rodrigo De Paul is living a great present. Undisputed holder in the Selection of Lionel Scaloni, fundamental piece for the consecration in the America Cup and recent signing in the Atlético de Madrid commanded by Diego Simeone, the ex Racing he was encouraged to talk about everything. In the previous match by Champions against Milan, De Paul referred to his arrival at Atleti, the great gesture that Luis Suárez had and even the 2022 World Cup in Qatar throbbed.

Rodrigo De Paul arrived at Atleti in July 2021.

“At Atlético they welcomed me very well. Ángel Correa had told me about the dressing room, about the good people. To achieve great things you need the human group to be good, support each other. This is how important things are achieved“, he assured in dialogue with the newspaper Marca.

And he counted: “Luis Suárez had a gesture with me the first day. He asked for my phone and texted me so whatever I needed was there. That detail, coming from someone like Suárez, was extremely important for the relationship and my integration. ”

The National Team and the World Cup

As for obtaining the America’s Cup, the midfielder said: “I don’t know if it was the peak moment of my career, but yes one of the happiest days on a sporting level “.

And he explained: “We achieved what seemed impossible. Win a Copa América organized by Brazil, which had won all the ones it had organized. They took the headquarters from us, they took it there. There are a lot of condiments, 28 years without winning anything … It was a very happy day. Time passes and it is still difficult to find words to define it. “

In addition, De Paul was encouraged to beat the World Cup in Qatar 2022, which could be the last that Lionel Messi will play. In this regard, the former Racing stated that winning the World Cup would not only be the perfect ending for the Argentine star’s career, but also “for a whole country that lives with more moments of sadness than happiness.”

Lio Messi and Rodri De Paul with the Copa América.

Lio Messi and Rodri De Paul with the Copa América.

Things are not done well and football is that ground wire, that moment of happiness for people who like to make ends meet, who live in a maelstrom that is not easy. It would be amazing if we can give you a World Cup“he added.

And he sentenced: “And yes, Messi deserves it more than anyone. It is the best of all time. There are people who justify it by saying that they do not have that cup. I hope he can have it and finish his career“.

The match against Milan

After 5 years playing in Italy, the former Udinese knows Milan well, the rival that the mattress will face for the Champions League. “The truth is that I know Milan well, I have faced them a lot. All the games so far are like finals. Because we wanted to stay on top, so as not to fall off the hook, for being the Champions League … It is true that it is an extremely important game, “he said.

“Everyone knows how Cholo knows each player. He knows them all by heart. He already told us which team we face, how they play, where to hurt them. We will try to do so. We are going for the three points to depend on us in the last game, “he said.

And he concluded: “This team has to go game by game. To think only about the Champions League would be to neglect the other competitions. We don’t focus on anything. We know that it is very important, very pretty. It would be a mistake to think beyond Wednesday. “

Atlético de Madrid will face Milan on date 5 of Group B of the Champions League. It will be from 5 pm at the Wanda Metropolitano. The mattress is third in the table, with 4 points – one win, one draw and two losses – while the Rossoneri are last, with a single point and without any victory so far in the contest.

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