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"There is no problem with Mbappé, quite the contrary": Messi makes things clear


The sevenfold Argentinian Golden Ball evokes, for the newspaper Olé, his relationship with the crack of Bondy and does not say no to put the cover back in 2026.

Move along, nothing to see.

In an interview with the Argentine daily


, Lionel Messi talks about his relationship with Kylian Mbappé after the World Cup final won by "his" Argentina against the Blues.

Subject that the two men have discussed since the return of the Pulga to Paris.

Not too much anyway... "

We talked about the game, about how people had lived in Argentina when I was on vacation and about the festivities

," says Messi, who is well aware that the subject can be sensitive: he experienced this after the lost final in 2014 with the Albiceleste.


If it's difficult to talk about a final with the one who lost?

No, even one doesn't want to talk and broach the subject... I was on the other side too and I didn't want to know anything about it, about what had happened.

That's why I don't want to talk too much about it either.

But the truth is that there is no problem with Kylian, quite the contrary

, ”promises the 35-year-old seven-time Ballon d'Or.

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Good news for PSG?

Messi is still hungry for football and titles.


Always more

," he smiles when asked about the Champions League or the Copa America.

Because yes, the former Barça star is leaving for a tour with the Argentina team.

We knew it.

In fact, he is not closing the door for... the 2026 World Cup!

I don't know, I've always said that it seems very difficult to get there because of my age.

I love playing football, I love what I do and as long as I'm good and feel fit and continue to enjoy it, I'm going to do it

, he explains


But that seems like a lot until the next World Cup… If I leave the door open?


I don't anticipate anything either.

But that's what I repeat and I will repeat.

Due to age and time, it seems to me that it is difficult.

But it depends on the evolution of my career.

Today I will be 36 years old, I will see where my career goes, what I will do and it depends on a lot of things.

“Potentially free this summer, Messi says no more about Paris-SG.

Messi embarrassed by celebrations at Camp des Loges

On the other hand, we understand better why he did not ask to be celebrated at the Parc des Princes after his title of world champion.

Even the honors paid to him in the intimacy of the Camp des Loges have ... almost embarrassed the discreet attacker.

I don't like these things.

Although obviously I appreciate it and it was something very nice.

I'm a little ashamed to be the center and to be treated this way.

But it was good to have the recognition of all the people who work there with us and of my colleagues from Paris

“, he says.

On the pitch, however, Leo Messi has never been afraid of being the center of attention, quite the contrary.

Good for Paris Saint-Germain, who will need a (very) great Messi for the upcoming deadlines in the absence of Kylian Mbappé, out for three weeks.

Bondy's crack will notably miss the first leg against FC Bayern in the round of 16 of C1, on February 14.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-02-03

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