Messi threw a big, but expected by everyone bomb – Football world – World Cup

The superstar of Paris Saint-Germain and Argentina – Lionel Messi gave a curious interview in which he revealed that the upcoming World Cup will be the last major forum in which he will participate, and also commented on the possibility of becoming a coach after the end of his career.

“When I retire, I want to be remembered not as a good footballer, but as a good person. I never think about what I have already achieved, but about what lies ahead. I don’t plan to become a coach, but Zinedine Zidane spoke the same way, and then not only became a coach, but also won the Champions League three times,” Messi said in an interview with the Argentina section of ESPN.

“I like sports management, team building and helping the coach. But I still haven’t decided for sure what I want to do,” added the 35-year-old forward.

Messi admitted that the World Cup in Qatar will be his last and returned to his previous 3 appearances in world finals. The Paris Saint-Germain striker has played at four World Cups in his illustrious career, scoring six goals and providing five assists in 19 appearances at the tournament.

“For sure, this is my last World Cup. Counting down the days until the World Cup. There is worry and nerves at the same time. Before the championship in 2010, I got injured in Barcelona. I went to the Worlds without having played for several months. We had an excellent team, but Germany stopped us. In 2014, our lineup was incredibly strong. We were criticized a lot after the Copa America, but at the World Cup itself, we played better and better game by game and deserved to win the final. In the 2018 World Cup, we started badly, we had difficulties in qualifying for the direct eliminations. It was a period of many changes in the team. “We dropped out early, but I think if we had won the first game, everything would have been different,” continued Messi.

The Argentine also said that he feels fit and ready for Qatar.

“I feel good, physically I managed to do a very good pre-season this year unlike the previous year. It was important to start in a different way with a positive mentality and a lot of enthusiasm,” revealed Messi.

Argentina will kick off the World Cup in Qatar with a match against Saudi Arabia on November 22 and the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner believes the Gauchos can be considered one of the favorites to win football’s most prestigious prize.

“I don’t know if we are big favorites. But I believe Argentina is a candidate because of its history, which means even more now because of how we got here. But at the World Cup anything can happen, all the matches are very difficult. Favorites don’t always win,” Messi said.

The Argentine is currently in the second year of his two-year contract with PSG. So far this season, he has scored seven goals in 12 games in all competitions.

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