Lionel Messi is the “best in the world” and makes his Argentina team-mates like “lions who fight for him”, says Emiliano Martinez, after the Paris Saint-Germain star skippered his facet to Finalissima glory in a 3-0 win over Italy on Wednesday.
The veteran ahead delivered one other supremely assured efficiency in nationwide colors – arguably one among his finest for a number of years – because the Albiceleste dismantled the Azzurri in entrance of a sell-out crowd at Wembley.
With the form of flip that implies Lionel Scaloni’s facet might leapfrog to the entrance of the pack as favourites for the Qatar 2022 World Cup later this yr – the most important jewel lacking in Messi’s crown – Martinez has defined simply why his countrymen will do every part for him.
What has Martinez mentioned about Argentina’s dedication to Messi?
“A year ago we were nothing and today we are [World Cup] candidates because we won titles,” Martinez was quoted as saying by TUDN.
“We will all the time be candidates as a result of we now have one of the best on the earth (in Lionel Messi).
“We are all lions who fight for him!”
What has Martinez mentioned in regards to the Finalissima?
Victory within the Finalissima – the casual identify handed to the CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions in its first season again for nearly three a long time – has been considered by some as a lesser triumph than the Copa America, as a consequence of its tremendous cup perform.
But Martinez disagrees, and says that Argentina’s win has showcased they’re able to compete once more after a disappointing Russia 2018 marketing campaign, including: “It was a world title
“For us it was a final, we take it as officially endorsed by UEFA and it gives us a little more confidence. People said that we had not faced a great European team, they won the Euro and today we show that we are at everyone’s level.”