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Lionel Messi before the debut of the National Team in the Copa América: 'It is a risk to be infected with Covid; it worries us, but we try to take care of ourselves'

2021-06-15T21:34:56.845Z

The captain of the National Team spoke at a press conference before Monday's debut against Chile. And he spoke about the prevailing health crisis in Brazil.



06/13/2021 20:09

  • Clarín.com

  • sports

Updated 06/13/2021 8:11 PM

The captain of the Argentine National Team, Lionel Messi, expressed his concern this Sunday about the health crisis that haunts Brazil, the host country of the Copa América.

"It is a risk to be infected with Covid. It worries us, but we try to take care of ourselves. It is not easy," said the national team's top scorer in the press conference prior to the game against Chile on Monday.

And regarding the situation of the National Team after the two games for the Qualifiers, where the team did not go beyond the draw against Chile and Colombia, La Pulga expressed his optimism.

"I think we came at a good time. It had been a long time since we got together and at the beginning it was difficult. We played two good games, apart from the fact that we could not get a victory," he said.

And he added: "Competitions with the national team are always special. I never imagined being able to play so many games with this shirt. I always live day by day and try to do my best."

LIONEL MESSI, in the preview of the debut: "It is a risk to be infected with covid. It worries us, but we try to take care of ourselves. It is not easy."

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More Messi quotes

  • "We always try to make a strong group, build a competitive team. We have been working with the same idea for a long time, I think we are still in training, but on the right track."

  • "Rodrigo De Paul is a very important player because of what he generates on the pitch. Little by little we got to know each other and I feel very good playing with him."

  • "Although new guys have arrived, I think the idea and the way the National Team play is quite clear. I think it's time to make a hit and this Cup is a great possibility."

  • "We have been doing things well but we need a victory. It is always important to start with the three points because it gives you peace of mind. We know it is difficult, but hopefully we can achieve it."



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