Lionel Messi is the perfect fit to take the World Cup challenge. Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli announced this week that the Barcelona star is in good condition.
Four years ago in Brazil World Cup, Argentina had been broken the dream in the last minute against Germany. They are double desperate to fulfill the incomplete dream. Russia World Cup, which starts on June 14, their opponents in the E group are Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.
The last championship was a mess that Messi was not perfectly fit. It was said in several media that he had joined the World Cup team due to fitness deficit after having a difficult season in Barcelona under Gerardo Martino.
Messi is in great form this season. Barcelona won two personal awards, the Pichichi Trophy and Golden Shoe, with a great contribution to La Liga and the Copa del Rey they win the honor. Sampaoli is hoping to have such a performance at the WC stage also.
The coach mentioned that he had spoken to Messi and the captain is excited about the world biggest tournament. In the conference he also confirmed that he is physically fit.
Lionel Messi join Argentina’s training camp in Buenos Aires before the Championship. Messi has played well for Barcelona in club football for the 2010-18-18 season. The team’s La Liga and the Copa del Rey won a major contribution. The 30-year-old player, who took 34 goals in the league. After the successful season of the club, Captain Messi joined the national team’s teammates now.
Argentina have to take tough tests in the WC qualifying. They were scared to miss a time. However, Messi’s extraordinary hat-trick in the last match to win the ticket of the final tournament.
Despite being one of the best players in the world on the attack, the team was seen in the qualifying match. They scored just 19 goals in 18 matches. However, Sampaoli hopes, his team will be seen as the best in this year’s tournament. The Argentine coach claims that he is calling the players who can give the best of the pressure on the big stage.
The WC competition has to be played fearlessly. those who are more confident about their game, they will be in the starting eleven.
Sampaoli believes that the ability to give whatever is needed to meet the goal of being a believer is the opportunity given to the players. His goal is to increase the personal skills of the players to ensure a great WC championship. The coach believes if they play desperately, they will be a tough opponent for anyone.