Lucille: Lionel Messi says this is his last chance to realize his big dream of a football World Cup. He said he knew this was his last World Cup and had faith in the team. He was speaking before the first game of the World Cup.
“I know it’s a very important moment, definitely my last World Cup. My last chance to achieve the dream we all want, the dream I have. He has done what he can for this tournament as he has done throughout his career. “But I haven’t done anything special beyond that,” said Messi.
He also said that the team that won the Copa America title has no pressure from the World Cup. “There is faith in the current squad. The current Argentina team is reminiscent of the team that reached the finals of the World Cup in 2014. We had good harmony. There was a clear understanding of how to play. The current team’s good form is a big boost to confidence,” he said.
Saudi Arabia is the first opponent of Group C. The game is at 3.30pm. Lionel Scaloni will set the team in a 4-4-2 or 4-3-1-2 game. If 4-4-2, Lautaro Martinez and Lionel Messi will come forward. Mac Allister and Angel Di Maria will play on the wings. Leonardo Paredes and Rodrigo de Paul will be in central midfield and defensive midfield respectively. If it’s a 4-3-1-2 formation, Messi will play low. Maria and Martin will come forward.
The team is unbeaten in the last 36 games played. Another unbeaten run would match Italy’s record unbeaten streak of 37 matches. The team has 27 wins and nine draws. On July 6, 2019, the surge begins by defeating Chile. The last defeat was against Brazil in the Copa America soccer semi-final that year.