Lionel Messi has confessed in the absence of just over a month and a half to start Qatar 2022 which, surely, will be his last appearance in a World Cup. The PSG striker will attend the event as captain of Argentina, where he wants to detract from his team’s favoritism, although he does consider that they are one of the “candidate” teams to win the title, since they have a “very armed and very strong group ». In addition, the star arrives in great shape, after overcoming the adaptation problems he had in his first season in Paris.
The attacker will play his fifth world and has been asked about the possibility of it being the last. Although he is in good physical condition, he has confessed that he does not see himself in the next one, which will be in 2026 in North America. “Surely it is. I feel good physically, I can have a very good preseason, which I hadn’t done the previous year. I started training late, playing without rhythm, with the tournament already started, then I went to the national team, when I came back I had an injury and I never finished starting », he confessed.
The desire to Messi for being in Qatar they cannot be older, confessing that he is “counting down the days” for the tournament to start. «There is a little anxiety of wanting it to be already and the nerves of saying well, we’re already there, what’s going to happen, it’s the last one, how is it going to go and yes, on the one hand we can’t wait for it to arrive and on the other wanting it to go well for us”, Has revealed.
about the possibilities of Argentina in Qatar, Messi has wanted to reduce favoritism, although he assures that they arrive in a great state: «We arrived at a very good time, with a very armed and very strong group., but in a World Cup anything can happen. All the matches are very difficult, that is why a World Cup is so special, because the favorites are not always the ones who end up winning.
Lastly, in an interview in the American media outlet Star+, he pointed out that “I don’t know if we are the great candidates, but Argentina in itself it is always a candidate for history, for what it means, more now at the moment we arrive ». “We are not the favorites, I think there are other teams that are above it,” she concluded.