Pep Guardiola congratulates Argentina, Lionel Messi on winning the World Cup


Pep Guardiola has congratulated the Argentina national team on winning the World Cup.

Guardiola has managed several Argentine players throughout his career, three of which have went on to become World Cup champions. The biggest name of them all is that of Lionel Messi’s and Guardiola took time out of his Manchester City press conference to congratulate the winners. Quotes courtesy of City_Xtra:

“Everyone has opinion but nobody can doubt Lionel Messi is there as the greatest of all time. For me he’s the best, difficult to understand a player can compete what he’s done. The people who saw Pele or Di Stefano or Maradona…

“The opinions are sentimental, but the other side, if he wouldn’t have won the World Cup, the opinion and my opinion wouldn’t change. It’s normal that people depends if you win or you are evaluated. The final cherries of an incredible career.”

The Manchester City coach also congratulated current City player Julián Álvarez and former City player Nicolás Otamendi:

“We are incredibly happy for Julián Álvarez, congratulations to him and Otamendi, personally to Messi. To Argentina, well deserved. We’re delighted for Julian, he played a lot, his contribution was amazing. We have a world champion in our team…

“He’ll have a week, ten days off. Many games, lots of tension. He’ll have a break, maybe before the new year [he will be back]…”


  1. Otamendi played great but I must say we conceded so many late goals in KO. Against Australia, Netherlands, France. Our midfield was solid but defence is not up to the mark. Against Australia the goal we conceded was unlucky and unfortunate but against Netherlands and France its because of our mistake. Emi was the man who saved us more than Otamendi. We should not discuss this because we already won the world cup. But I can not give full marks to our defenders unlike our MF and FWs. Anyway we won it.

  2. Every world cup prior to this one has resulted in heart breaks leading to depressive mood for weeks!! 2022 has finally broke that curse!!!

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