Lionel MESSI held a lengthy press conference where he spoke about the final, the AFA and more.
Lionel MESSI spoke to the media where he commented about winning the Copa America, what’s going on in the AFA and a lot more. Here’s what he had to say:
“We’ve grown a lot the past few years as a group and as a team. We reached the final very well.”
“I want to think about the final. After that, we can talk about what I think, what I believe (about the AFA). After the final, I’ll explain why I wrote what I wrote and all my thoughts about it. What’s going on in the AFA has not affected us. What we’re asking for is minimal: To travel and to rest properly. Things have been going on for a while now and we haven’t said anything. We only think about our objectives. The Argentina National Team is a world class team that requires the best in order to do the right things.”
“I have good memories of MetLife Stadium. For my three goals and for the 4-3 win against Brazil.”
“We know Chile. They’re a very complete National Team and for that they’ve reached another final. I think it’ll be a final similar enough to last year’s.”
“What BLATTER said is a lie (about MESSI’s comments after the World Cup)”.
“It’ll be a big disappointment to lose another final. It wouldn’t be a failure but a big disappointment to lose a third consecutive final. We have to forget the finals which we lost and think that we have a new opportunity.”
“We’re used to playing finals. We don’t have pressure in that sense. Hopefully we can win and the moment can be as it should be.”
“It’s a pleasure to play alongside Ever BANEGA. He helps you so that everything becomes easier. MARTINO wants me to have the freedom to move to the right or the middle and not to leave space for the opponents”.
“I don’t know if this will be the last chance to win a title but we have to enjoy it. I would like to change history and become champion with the National Team.”