Argentine football legend Lionel Messi confirmed Monday that the World Cup finals in Qatar will certainly be his last after his participation in the 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 editions.
The “tango dancers” team was drawn in the third group, which includes, in addition to the “green”, Poland and Mexico.
The little “flea”, the French star of Paris Saint-Germain, said in a press conference on the eve of his country’s first match against Saudi Arabia: The World Cup will definitely be my last, my last chance to achieve this great dream that we all have.
And he added, “I do not know if it was a fleeting period, or if I am the happiest in my career.” But I feel very good. yes. This World Cup, I’m dealing with it at another age, and I’m more mature. I try to enjoy everything to the fullest, to live it with full force and to enjoy every moment of it.
Regarding his physical condition, he said: I feel good physically. I’m having a really good time, both personally and physically. I don’t have any problems. I trained separately because I took a hit on my ankle, but it was just a precaution. Nothing strange.
Messi was not certain whether Argentina was at the top, saying: I do not know if we arrived in a better condition than the previous versions, but we arrived after winning the Copa America and this relieves a lot of the contract.
He added: This group reminds me a lot of the 2014 group, a very balanced group where every player knew what he was looking for on the field. It’s good to arrive in this state, it gives you a lot of confidence when you go to play. Many people do not belong to Argentina but they want to win it because of me. I’m grateful for all the love I’ve received throughout my career, and it makes me happy to see people want the same thing as me.