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Lionel Messi, pack leader of a starving Argentina


STORY – Impermeable to pressure, the player will carry a “heavy burden” on his shoulders this Sunday.

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"What are you looking at, jerk?"

A short sentence that says a lot about the state of mind of Lionel Messi, on mission in Qatar.

It was launched at Dutchman Wout Weghorst, while the 35-year-old Argentinian was interviewed on his country's television after a stormy quarter-final against the Netherlands (2-2 after extra time, 4-3 on penalties ).

“Qué miras, bobo?”,

in the original version, black eyes, ready to fight.

Before that, the seven-time Ballon d'Or had attacked the coach of the Oranje, Louis van Gaal, his assistant, Edgar Davids, or even the referee, Mateu Lahoz.

Who rubs it piques it… Before Sunday's final, in Lusail, the Blues are warned: Messi has gone up like a pendulum.

Usually peaceful, impassive, the Albiceleste captain is inhabited, moved by the fierce desire to fulfill his destiny: to win his first World Cup, the only major trophy missing from his immense record, at the end of his last match in the sky and…

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Source: lefigaro

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