Argentina captain and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has said this is his last chance of achieving his great dream of winning the FIFA World Cup. Argentina are set to face Saudi Arabia in their opening group-stage match at the Lusail Stadium.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 22, 2022 01:33 ISTMessi says this is certainly his last World Cup (AP)By India Today Web Desk: Argentina captain and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has said this is his last chance of achieving his great dream of winning the FIFA World Cup. Argentina are set to face Saudi Arabia in their opening group-stage match at the Lusail Stadium.Speaking ahead of their opening match, Messi said he knows this will be his final World Cup and the last chance to achieve his great dream. “I know that this is a very special moment, certainly my last World Cup, my last chance of achieving this great dream that I have, that we all want. But, apart from that, I didn’t do anything special,” said Messi.The PSG forward said he didn’t do anything special to prepare himself for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.“This is a different moment in the season, with so few matches. I have always felt well while playing matches. I have always been fine and more comfortable as I played more. That’s what I have been trying until I landed here in the beginning of the World Cup. But I didn’t do anything special. I took care of myself and worked like I have done throughout my career,” Messi added.The Argentine said the team in not under pressure as they just won the Copa America, insisting the team is not feeling anxious. “We have just won a competition and that’s very reassuring. It helps you work in a different way. You don’t feel as anxious. People don’t put as much pressure on you,” said Messi.The 35-year-old said that the current Argentina squad reminds him of the 2014 team that reached the final of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.“This squad really reminds me of 2014. We’re very united and clear on how we wanted to play. It’s great to be here in such good form, because it gives you such confidence,” Messi added.Argentina will have to fight it out with Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland in Group-C of the FIFA World Cup. They will lock horns with Saudi Arabia in their opening match.
Edited By: Rounaq SehrawatPublished On: Nov 22, 2022