The Croatian international of Real Madrid, Luka Modric, confirmed that the Argentine national team is “always a favorite to win the World Cup”, with Leo Messi in its ranks, but he pointed out that Croatia defeated the Argentine team 3-0 in the last international confrontation. cup between the two.
10 meringueWho will face the World Cup finals for the fourth time after Germany 2006, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018, realizes the strength of any team in Qatar 2022 and prefers not to single out any team above the rest. However, when Scaloni’s team asked him, he remembered what happened in Russia. “We played against Argentina in the last tournament and won,” he told ESPN after calling the match 3-0 in favor of the Whites in the group stage.
“What do I see in them now? They are a very good team, and I think they are stronger than they were a few years ago.”Real Madrid midfielder said. “They created a very strong group led by Messi, who is a different player. He indicated that they are more united, and they have not lost many matches.”
“Argentina, with Messi, is always one of the favorites to win the World Cup,” said Modric, 36, at its best, having finished a brilliant season with Real Madrid that ended with the Champions League title, his fifth. – Earn a career.
In this edition, the Croatian national team fell into Group F along with Belgium, Morocco and Canada. Checkers will make their debut in Qatar on November 23 against Morocco, just a day after Argentina reciprocated against Saudi Arabia in Group C, which it also shares with Mexico and Poland.
Last dance for Messi and Modric?
On that day, after Croatia’s victory over Argentina, Modric came out in defense of the critical Messi and asserted that “he can’t do everything alone. In football you have to get help. I see him well, but the thing that didn’t help us was our game. We closed the spaces so we wouldn’t We let the ball get to him.”
That worry about not winning titles with Albiceleste has been given up, and now the Paris Saint-Germain superstar has arrived bolstered with a coach capable of empowering the players around him. Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Rodrigo de Paul, among others, will be Messi’s managers to contest his potential last chance to win the World Cup.
“I’m thinking about what’s coming, and it’s very close, about the players, the preparatory matches we’ll have in September and October… After the World Cup, I’m going to have to rethink a lot of things. “I’m going for good or bad, I hope it’s the best way, but surely after the World Cup many things will change,” the Flea said in a recent statement that seemed to warn.
Messi does not hide that at this level he has a great opportunity to lift the trophy that he yearns so much, the one that he misses to end the eternal comparison with Diego Armando Maradona. “I’ve been happy here for a long time, ever since before winning the America’s Cup. It’s a great group, people love me so much and every day they show me more.”
Apart from Messi, the other personalities who will play in the possible recent World Cup finals in Qatar are Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and Luka Modric himself, by 2026 he will be over 40 years old and still barely active in European football. .
This is one of the other special spices that the next tropical event should take place between November 21 and December 28 for the first time in a Middle Eastern country.
*With information from Europa Press.