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Messi talked about his first talk with Mbappé after the World Cup and why he avoids mentioning the final


In his interview with Olé, the Argentine captain told how his return to PSG went. In addition, he defended the Selection from criticism.



received Olé in Paris to give one of his first interviews for an Argentine media consecrated as world champion in

Qatar 2022


He had already spoken with Andy Kusnetzoff but this time the dialogue focused on more soccer issues.

And there an inescapable name appeared,

Kylian Mbappé


The captain of the National Team told how it was to see the French star again at PSG after the World Cup and that unforgettable final that had them both as enormous figures in a duel that lasted until extra time and penalties.


scored three goals, Leo scored two and both scored in the final shootout.

But he only celebrated Rosario's.

"We talked about the celebrations, about how it had been lived in Argentina," Leo began by saying, with great respect for his partner, today affected by an injury and with one foot outside the round of 16 of the

Champions League


And he added: "Nothing else, cool. Nor does one want to bring up the subject of the final and talk about it. I had to lose and I was on the other side, and I didn't want to know anything about talking about it at that time. That's why I don't want to touch on the subject, but everything is fine with Kylian", acknowledged Messi.

The Argentine captain has won a lot throughout his career but he also knows firsthand what it is to live with defeat.

In fact, he had to suffer four World Cup defeats before his consecration in Qatar.

And in one of them he was at the gates of glory, in Brazil 2014, after losing to Germany.

Leo and Kylian's goal today is the Champions League, the obsession of the team supported by Qatari capital.

But there is concern.

It is that after his injury in the game on Wednesday against Montpellier, this Thursday the medical report was released.

He suffered

a strained hamstring

in his left leg and will be out for three weeks, so he will miss the first leg of the round of 16 against Bayern Munich on February 14 and 21.

Mbappé, injured.

Photo: Sylvain THOMAS / AFP.

Messi defended his teammates

In another section of the juicy interview that he gave to Olé, Messi also spoke about the criticism that the National Team received for allegedly bad behavior in the World Cup.

"They are bad winners", was the claim of different characters from the football environment, especially in Europe.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for example, highlighted Lionel's achievement but hit the rest of the team by assuring that "they will never win anything again."

Leo did not like these comments and without specifying anyone, true to his style, he remarked: "It seems unfair to me that this message has been installed because it is not true. We always had exemplary behavior on and off the pitch. It is spoken by what happened with Holland more than anything".

And he continued in his defense: "But nobody says anything about what was said before, about what they caused in the game and in the penalties. They did not have a fair play (for the Netherlands). Everyone talks about what Argentina did after winning but nobody talks about it. The movie should have been good". 

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-02-02

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