Can Messi Win The 2018 World Cup For Argentina?
Argentina has the opportunity to secure the World Cup glory this summer because they have Lionel Messi in the team. Lionel Messi also has this chance to prove himself in search of International Honours. In his time, Messi has won everything that is possible to win at club level. He has earned collective prizes that have been complemented by 5 Ballons d’Or as a mercurial individual talent. Messi has graced Copa America and World Cup finals in the past but Argentina is always coming up short.
Many will say that Albicenleste will not be among the favourites to go all the way in the World Cup but with Messi being in the team, this might just happen. Gallardo is a former Argentina player who was in two World Cup tournaments; 1998 and 2002. He says that he believes Argentina has always been a leader in global football. He points out that there might be three teams that are better than Argentina. These are Spain, Brazil and Germany.
He also believes that since Messi is on their team, they have the chance to win. While Messi is expected to take the nation’s pressure, Gallardo calls on other team players to share the pressure and represent Argentina in a great way. Messi is a great player but most people in Argentina will not put him in the same ranks as Diego Maradona. He has to win a major title for his country as Maradona did in the 1986 World Cup. Messi has lost three consecutive major finals with Argentina at the 2014 World Cup and 2015 and 2016 Copa America titles slipped from his grasp.
Will Messi Win Wold Cup for Argentina?
Messi feels really bad about this since he has been unable to achieve the dream of his country. In the last World Cup, Messi was really devastated since he missed a golden opportunity to put Argentina in the headlines in their final against Germany who won 1-0 in extra time. Adding insult to injury for the first time in his career he missed a penalty shootout when Argentina was beaten by Chile in the Copa America final two years ago. If dreams of Argentina fans around the world are realized, the final against Brazil or France will be a possibility.
Many football fans around the world will be happy to watch the South American rivals in the final. Hopes are on Messi; he is expected to do like Maradona did in 1986. He is expected to inspire and catapult his team to their third world cup title.