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Messi, from Paris: the phrase that excites about his future in the National Team and a request for the continuity of Scaloni


In an exclusive interview with Olé, the Argentine captain spoke like never before about the chances of seeing him in the next World Cup.

Before the

World Cup in Qatar


Lionel Messi

had repeated in some interviews and in the press conference prior to his debut with Saudi Arabia that this was going to be his last World Cup.

However, from Paris and already with the satisfaction of knowing that he was world champion, the Rosario left the door open for 2026.

Will he be at the event in Mexico, the United States and Canada?

In an exclusive chat with


at his home in France, the number 10 of the Argentine National Team referred to the greatest achievement of his career.

"With my people he said that it had to be like that. That it was written, that it was the end of a movie. There had to be a happy ending. I don't know why I felt that God was going to give me a World Cup. And the moment he chose was the best. Finishing like this is great. That I have reached almost the end is crazy. If I had chosen a moment it would be this. There is no better finish than this," said the

Paris Saint-Germain

player .

So, did you say goodbye to the World Cup by lifting the Cup in Doha?

"I don't know. I always said that because of my age it seems very difficult for me to reach the next one. I love playing football and

as long as I feel physically fit and I continue to enjoy it, I'm going to do

it. But it seems like a lot to me until the next World Cup. I'm not getting ahead of myself. It's difficult, but it will depend on my career. I'm going to turn 36 and I'll see where my career is going," he ignited the illusion of all Argentines who want to continue seeing him dressed in the colors of their country.

Only time will have the answer.

For now, Leo repeats: "We're going to continue for a little while longer, we have to enjoy this now."

Next year's Copa América is the next goal.

With Lionel Scaloni on the bench?

The albiceleste DT has yet to resolve the renewal of his contract.

And Messi made his opinion clear: "I hope Scaloni signs and continues. Continuing with this same process and not having to change would be spectacular. It's his decision and whatever it is is understandable. He also won everything as a coach. This is football and If we don't do well in the next Copa América, they're going to hit us again, ha.

I didn't talk to him anymore after the World Cup

. I hope he decides to continue because it's going to be the best for Argentina. I talked to him at the time and I told him that it would be good if he continued".

And he praised his work: "I was surprised by the way he prepared the games. He prepared them in a phenomenal way. At all times we knew what we had to do with and without the ball. We already played by heart."

Lionel Messi in Paris, hand in hand with Olé.

Photo: Twitch.

Messi is now waiting to be able to return to Argentina in the FIFA March window in which the National Team will play two friendlies on the River field to celebrate the third star with the people.

"It's great that we can return to Argentina to enjoy what we did," he said.

And he revealed that his shirt and boots from the final were left on the AFA property, which he will later take to the museum of his personal memories at his home in Barcelona.

Beyond being one of the most famous people on the planet, the Flea explained that the secret of his humility consists in trying to be one more.

"I've always tried to be normal, in quotes. Live like a normal person and enjoy the little things in life. I tried to be myself. Having the family I have made it that way too. Apart from what I'm known for, I try to live like one more," he shared.

This world champion Messi does not erase the smile from his face.

Suddenly they show him the Argentina shirt with the third embroidered star and his eyes shine.

His emotion gushes through her pores.

He grabs it, unfolds it on the table and looks at it.

"What we have achieved is impressive", he repeats to himself as if still wanting to fall from what he experienced on the pitch of the Lusail Stadium on December 18.

And that enthusiasm is what keeps him from completely closing the door on the future.

He already reached the top.

What comes next will be a beautiful



Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-02-02

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