After becoming Argentina’s most capped player in World Cup history on Wednesday, 35-year-old Lionel Messi stated that Diego Maradona would be thrilled for him. Messi made this statement after Messi became Argentina’s highest-capped player in World Cup history. Messi made his 22nd appearance for Argentina in their ultimate group stage game against Poland. Argentina earned a 2-0 victory over Poland to advance to the Round of 16 stages of the competition.
The 35-year-old player, who was speaking to the journalists at the time, was quoted by AFP as saying that it is a pleasure to reach such records and that Maradona would be pleased for him. “At the start I wasn’t really aware of the record.
It is a source of great satisfaction to be able to maintain this level of record-setting success. I do not doubt that Diego would be overjoyed for me because he has always been very affectionate toward me and because he has always been pleased whenever things have gone well for me,” said Messi.
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Even though Messi failed to convert a penalty kick against Poland, Argentina’s star forward is ecstatic that the team was able to advance out of the group stage. World Cup match stated that he was upset with himself after missing the target from the penalty spot, but he claimed that the team rebounded well after that.
After a disappointing start (a shocking 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia), Messi and his team were able to accomplish their primary goal of advancing out of their group.
“It bothered me a lot that I dropped the penalty kick since it would have entailed a drastic modification to my approach for the rest of the game. In spite of my failed penalty, I believe we ended up with a more powerful squad. After we scored the first goal, the game was in our Favour. Since the beginning of the World Cup, we have been attempting to do something, but for various reasons, we haven’t been successful. We restarted those efforts, and this time we succeeded. Our success today offers us hope for the future.”
Messi has acknowledged that Argentina’s upcoming match against Australia during the Round Sixteen would be a challenging one, and the Socceroos will be Argentina’s opponent. We may expect a challenging match against Australia.
This creates a level playing field where anyone can win against anybody. We have to prepare for the match the smartest method we can, as we do for every competition,”.