Today he is the best defender in the world.

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The CONMEBOL qualifiers began last Thursday, and with it the first appearance of the current world champion in Qatar 2022. Argentine national team.

And the Argentine national team achieved a difficult victory over the Ecuador national team with a wonderful goal from a free kick Lionel MessiWho once again led his team on the road to victory.

After being awarded the victory Argentina He starts the 2026 World Cup qualifiers on the right foot, which will be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and the Argentine offered his assessments of the match, including choosing the best center back in the world.

And in an interview with Telemundo, the “10” of Albiceleste and Inter Miami had no doubts, and named what he considers the best defender in the world at the moment, being part of his team and Tottenham Premier League, Christian “Coty” Romero.

“I think he’s the best defender in the world right now. He played very well and, in my opinion, he was the man of the match,” said Messi.

He added: “Having him behind me is the best thing that could have happened to me. He always forces me to move forward, because he always wants to play head to head against his opponent. “I’ve gotten used to not looking back and that’s a very good thing for an attacking player.”

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Rosemary He also spoke after the match with Ecuador and praised him MessiThat gave Albicelesti victory with a wonderful free-kick goal in the second half of the match.

“Leo always shows up in the moments when things get complicated for us or when we can’t open up, he just has those things he has and we’re so happy to have him around. He looks so happy and we’ve had so much fun with him. He said of the number 10:” We are happy to see him doing well.”

And his analysis of Ecuador As an opponent: “They locked themselves in the back, took advantage of the slightest mistake we made, threw balls at our attackers and tried to get a free kick, a corner kick or a stopped ball so they could hurt us” but “fortunately he was there.” Messi“Fortunately, the biggest player in the world appeared, opened the game, and it became easier.”

In addition, the defender expressed his feelings about what he is experiencing: “The truth is that it is exciting. “These are things that will last a lifetime.”

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