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Di María: "Messi has to be in the next World Cup, he is the best in history"


El Fideo said that he would like to play the next Copa América but it was ruled out for the 2026 event.

Ángel Di María is the talisman of the National Team in Argentina's consecrations: he scored the goal in the Copa América final, the Finalissima and the World Cup final in Qatar, as well as the goal that gave the country Olympic gold in Beijing 2008 However, there will be no Fideo in 2026, where the Rosario does expect Lionel Messi to be.

"I don't dream of playing in the next World Cup, yes, of the Copa América, it would be very nice for me to show this level.

Leo does have to be in the next World Cup, he is Leo, the best player in history. I have nothing to do with it, leave it to yourself Hell, he's Messi, seven Ballon d'Ors.

I would like the next Copa América and I'm going to do everything to try to be there," the Juventus player justified.

Asked if Diego Maradona was not the best, he stressed that "Diego is Diego for life".

"I take my hat off because he bankrolled me in the most difficult moments, because

he bankrolled me when no one bankrolled me and until the day I die I will say that Diego is everything

. But the best in history is Leo, without a doubt," he explained. as well as he said that "it would have been very nice for Diego to see Leo world champion".

One day after two months of the consecration, Di María confessed that he feels that the title "ended up in the best way, as if it were a movie."

"I feel that all the sacrifice was worth it, that it was worth all the times I hit my head against the wall, it

was worth enduring the criticism

, it was worth having the constant support of my family and what they taught me since I was a child. -he listed-. It gave me the strength to keep fighting because it was going to happen and if it didn't happen, I had given everything for the National Team and I gave up my life for that shirt".

His goal against France is one of the images that will be stored in the Argentine retinas.


Honestly, what I did was push her

- he minimized -. The play was spectacular and it ended up being a goal for what that play was. It was impossible that it was not a goal".

"At that moment I remembered all the things I lived and went through, that my whole family was there and that it was what I wanted the most. Scoring

a goal in a world final was the thorn in my mind from the start. 2014.

And in that game I was able to get it out," he recalled in the talk with 90 Minutes (ESPN).

Another of the images engraved on fire also has him as the protagonist: they are his tears on the bench when he saw how the victory slipped away from Argentina and the World Cup definition stretched to penalties.


I couldn't believe we were going through that

," he recalled.

"We had done everything right in the final, there hadn't been a final like this in World Cups with such a difference in the first half, in which we could have scored more goals. When Leo scores the third, I thought it was over. But they tie you again and it seemed unbelievable.

Honestly, what happened in that final is from a movie

. I couldn't believe it after having a spectacular game to define on penalties, with luck. But it was written that it was for us", he deepened.

"That photo is worthless, heh"

Leo's photo of Cocochito del Kun with the trout cup.

Photo REUTERS/Hannah McKay


The photo that Leo was taken of Cocochito del Kun is worthless because the cup was trout, they had taken it from the stands

. I had the original and it was on the other side. But the photo was still beautiful because the cup was looked pretty," Di Maria joked.

About those post-consecration celebrations, the Noodle said that he has saved a piece of netting from the penalty area.

Although it was his family that

took the most

souvenirs from Doha.

"You have to bring the net.

The family brought grass and the net, but not the bow because they couldn't take it away.

Some glass also returned to the hotel," he said with a laugh.

"Scaloni deserves The Best award"

Di María and Scaloni when he was replaced in the final against France.


Di María did not hesitate to side with Lionel Scaloni in view of what will happen on February 27 when FIFA announces the best coach in the world, in a shortlist in which the man from Santa Fe fights with Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti.


He deserves it. In a year and a half he won the three most important competitions in football

", impeccably summed up the attacking midfielder who has just turned 35 years old.

El Fideo also told an anecdote with the coach: when he thought he was not going to play in the World Cup final.


When the formation appeared on TV, I didn't see myself because I looked for myself on the right side and it wasn't there, it was on the left

", he revealed. 

"Scaloni told me two hours before the game that he was going to play on the left, I didn't know anything until then.

I thought he was going to the bank because we had trained with five behind

. He trusted me again in another final, he saw that the weakness of They were on that side and they put me," he declared.

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