Lionel Messi comments on World Cup, Ángel Di María, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuaín


Lionel Messi has commented on the World Cup, Ángel Di María, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuaín.

Messi has given an interview where he spoke about the World Cup and latest injuries to the Argentina national team. Speaking in an interview with Pablo Giralt, here is what Messi had to say:

“It’s a concern. This is a different World Cup because it’s played at a different time than previous ones. And we are so close that any little thing that can happen to you can leave you out.

“On a personal level, it worries you and to see things like with Paulo (Dybala) or Fideo (Ángel Di María), it frightens you, between quotation marks. It turns in your head but to go out to play thinking that could have a contradicting effect too. The beset thing is to continue normal, play and that is the best way to be well. I believe that Dybala and Di María have plenty of time to arrive well.”

He also spoke about Gonzalo Higuaín:

“I believe people were very unfair to him. He was treated badly by one part of the media, the people consumed that and brought it into the stadiums.

“Higuaín was terrible because he had a spectacular career. It was very difficult because what he did, playing in the best teams in the world, always performing, scoring goals, becoming champion and from there scoring at a Copa America, at a World Cup.

“What happened to Higuaín happened to many in the group. After having won the Copa America, people start to recognize more that road. Those moments were very difficult and we got to a final of a World Cup and two Copa America’s. That’s not something small, it’s difficult.”


  1. Sampaoli has benched all strikers and is playing Lamela as a no-9 and Montiel and Navas both are playing on right wing! Will be interesting to see how Lamela does!

    Paredes is on the bench again and hopefully will get 20-30 mins to maintain match fitness. Leverkusen got hammered and Alario scored a tapin, his first goal while Palacios is still missing from action!

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