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Lionel Messi spoke for the first time after being champion: "I knew that God was going to give me a World Cup"


Lionel Messi gave an extensive interview to an Argentine radio station in which he reviewed the historic victory in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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(CNN Spanish) --

The Qatar 2022 World Cup will go down in history for many reasons.

But, of course, the most important will be the consecration of Lionel Messi with the Argentine team, which meant the first title for the South American country after 36 years.

For many, the best soccer player in all of history, Messi's big pending task was to win a World Cup.

That was the "asterisk" that, for some, prevented him from being at the level of Diego Armando Maradona in the consideration of football lovers.

The star who died in 2020 had achieved glory in Mexico 1986, the second and last title for Argentina until Qatar.

As if that were not enough, the defeat in the debut in Qatar against Saudi Arabia filled the team led by Lionel Scaloni with uncertainty, who entered the tournament with a long and historic unbeaten record.

The ghosts of a new failure, as he had suffered in the four World Cups that Messi had played, reappeared on the horizon.

However, history had reserved for him the place that the greatest deserve, and the consecration on that December 18 in a historic final against France filled Messi and Argentina with glory.

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The French PSG player spoke this Monday for the first time since his triumph in Qatar, in a long interview with the Perros de la Calle program, which is broadcast on Urbana Play radio.

“I always speak (to God), I thank him.

I told him that I knew he was going to give me a World Cup.

I felt it," Messi said.


The Argentine captain also referred to the historic festivities that took place in the Argentine streets after the consecration, which he described as "crazy".

“It was crazy, the happiness of the people, big people, boys, of all ages.

The happiness they had was inexplicable,” he said.

"I said it before it happened. Everything I imagined was going to be small compared to what was really going to happen. And so it was, it was something much less than what I had thought, what I had imagined. What it was with people, my feelings, with my teammates, with my family. It was much more than I imagined, and what I imagined was not little", he added.

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Source: cnnespanol

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