today more than ever Leo Messi He is the leader of a new generation in the Argentine National Team. A team with which he has won a title for his country, which had been denied him so much. Messi and the ‘Scaloneta’ were crowned as the america champions against the eternal rival, Brazil in the Maracana and wrote a new chapter in the history of Argentine football.
After beating Italy in the 2022 ‘Finalissima’, Messi lifts his second trophy with the Albiceleste and adds his title 40 throughout his career, becoming the second footballer with the most official titles in football history, only behind Dani Alves who has 43.
Scaloni and this team have achieved what all Argentines dreamed of for many years: to have the best version of Messi in the National Team. “I feel comfortable when we get together here. Everything flows in a certain way and everyone knows what their role is and what they have to do on the pitch.” declared a few days ago for TyC Sports.
Messi’s influence on this team and these players is reflected both on and off the pitch. Rosario is a captain in every sense of the word. He may no longer be the player who scores the most goals, but he is always present in the plays, with an assist or an uncheck. His presence on the pitch changes everything. He is omnipresent.
The ‘Scaloneta’ and Messi have a great challenge ahead: the world Cup. A few weeks before his 35th birthday, Leo will seek in Qatar the opportunity to win the highest title in world football and achieve a perfect record. “It’s a group that plays every game as if it were a final. It is a team that can fight anyone”, said the PSG player.
After the World Cup he will think about things: if Qatar will be his last performance with the Argentine team or not. “The other time I said that after the World Cup I had to rethink many things. First I think about this and then I’ll see. Football is very changeable and many things can happen”.
Nobody wants to think about the goodbye of Lionel Messi. The great level that he shows today is very exciting and seeing him smile on the pitch even more. Messi could aspire to get to defend the title of the Copa America in 2024 with 37 years. And why not, be part of the next Qualifiers and be in the World Cup 2026 with 39 years. Nothing is impossible for the best player in the world.
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