Rodrigo De Paul spoke to the media about playing for the Argentina national team and Lionel Messi.
De Paul has been the only Argentine midfielder who has started all three games at the World Cup. Under a lot of criticism from certain fans regarding his performances at the World Cup, De Paul continues to improve. Speaking with TyC Sports, here is what he had to say:
“You always learn from the losses. At first, we found ourselves in a position that was unusual for us and we showed that we have a lot of character and personality.
“I am happy to wear the shirt of the Argentina national team. I love the country in which I was born in and I will always give more for this shirt. At times, things come off well and at times bad. But I will never hide. I’m never going to stop running. It’s who I am, which is what brought me here and it will always be like this.”
Regarding Lionel Messi:
“Messi is our captain, he drives the boat. Against Mexico, he opened the game and today, when he failed, we showed that we are behind him to support him.”