Argentina coach: Messi wants to enjoy the 2022 World Cup



Lionel Scaloni, coach of the Argentine national team, confirmed that the tango legend, Lionel Messi, striker of the Paris Saint-Germain team, is enjoying the atmosphere of preparing for the World Cup, before a friendly match against the Emirates in Abu Dhabi.


Scaloni said during the press conference before the UAE match on Wednesday: “Messi is always keen to enjoy the World Cup. He fully knows the value of the Argentine national team shirt, enjoying his teammates, training sessions, camps and the whole atmosphere.”


Argentina will miss midfielder Giovanni Lo Celso in Qatar and Scaloni said he was a difficult player to replace.


“From a technical point of view, there is no player like him in the team, but we will focus on what each match requires,” Scaloni said.


Scaloni added that the medical team will evaluate Marcos Acuña’s condition before the UAE match, because he suffers from a calf problem.


Argentina will play in Group C of the 2022 World Cup, where it will start its campaign in the tournament next Tuesday against Saudi Arabia, November 22, and then meet Mexico and Poland on the 26th and 30th of the same month, respectively.


The 2022 World Cup competitions will start in Qatar next Sunday, November 20, and will continue until December 18, and the Argentina national team is considered one of the most prominent candidates to win the title for the third time in its history, and the first for star Lionel Messi.


Lionel Messi, the star of Paris Saint-Germain, leads the dreams of the Tango fans in order to win the World Cup from Qatar, and for the third time in the history of the Argentine national team.


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