In his native Argentina just a few hours ago, Lionel Messi conducted an exclusive interview with Buenos Aires radio station Urbana Play.
The PSG player spoke candidly about his thoughts on the forthcoming 2022 World Cup for the first time.
Most importantly, Messi did not hold back while discussing the incident he regretted the most. As a result, M10’s offensive actions toward Louis van Gaal during Argentina’s quarterfinal encounter against the Netherlands were described as despicable by El Pulga:
“What I did and what followed didn’t sit well with me. It was stressful and suspenseful at times. People responded in the most natural way possible since it happened so rapidly. I don’t intend to do that.”
Coach Louis van Gaal discussed baiting Messi in the 2014 World Cup semifinal for “not touching the ball” in the stressful game to advance to the semi-finals.
The South American superstar responded to Van Gaal by reveling in defeat to the Netherlands on penalties in a manner reminiscent of former player Juan Roman Riquelme (celebrity fought with Van Gaal in the 2000s).
Along with talking about the forthcoming 2022 World Cup, Lionel Messi lauded the late superstar Diego Maradona. The striker, who was born in 1987, stated his wish that Maradona was still alive to see the beautiful moment he and his colleagues created. He also expressed his desire to receive the championship trophy from the “Hand of God.”
Simultaneously, Lionel Messi shocked many by confessing that he did not see the final against France, in which the two teams drew 3-3 before Albiceleste overcame Les Bleus. The score was 4-2 at the suffocating penalty spot.
Messi, Neymar, Mbappe criticized
After PSG’s draw, French journalist Daniel Riolo attacked the team’s three great strikers—Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe—as well as coach Galtier. before a weak opponent in Stade Reims, wealthy in Paris.
At the crack of dawn on January 29, PSG and Stade Reims drew 1-1 at Parc des Princes in Ligue 1.
Despite fielding the likes of Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe in their lineup, the local team Park of the Princes was unable to secure a victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s close friend and supporter Piers Morgan is prepared to “turn the car.” Even Lionel Messi was “drowned” by this renowned journalist and MC.
Neymar, a Brazilian striker, gave Les Parisiens the lead in the game’s 51st minute, but the hosts found it challenging after Marco Verratti was sent out.
Even though PSG’s 10-man lineup was able to maintain a one-goal advantage for the majority of the second half, they eventually let an equalizer in the sixth minute of stoppage time.
Folarin Balogun, an Arsenal player, scored Reims’ equalizer in the dying moments of the game.
The top-of-the-table PSG club lost more significant Ligue 1 points as a result of the disappointing tie, which forced them to lose more ground.
Speaking after the match, journalist Riolo said that аttack is a problem for the Parc des Princes team. The French journalist frankly said that coach Galtier could not include Messi, Neymar and Mbappe in the same squad.
He shared on RMC Sport: “No coach in the world can play a three-man аttack including Messi, Neymar and Mbappe. It is impossible, when they play together with each other! He’s an amateur coach, but he’s exaggerated. PSG should fire him immediately if he wants to continue to win prestigious titles.”
It is worth noting that Christophe Galtier’s army won only one of the past four matches in the French national championship and drew one. This means they have only won 4 points out of 12 possible in that time period.
While PSG continues to top the Ligue 1 standings, they are currently only 3 points in front of RC Lens, who are ranked second. If they continue to perform poorly, Galtier’s instructors and students run the risk of losing their top spot.
Despite the fact that Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe were singled out by writer Riolo for his criticism, all three players have been doing well this year. At the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, the offensive trio appeared and stood out notably for their national squad.
Particularly with the Argentine icon, he has scored 13 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions for the Paris team this season. He has also provided 14 assists to his teammates so far.
The Brazilian has 17 goals in 25 matches in all competitions for the big team in Paris. However, Neymar’s goal against Reims was only his first in Ligue 1 in nearly three months. On the other hand, Mbappe has scored 25 goals in many matches for the club. He also has 6 assists.