Enzo Fernández spoke about the World Cup, Lionel Messi, Julián Álvarez and the support of the fans.
Fernández was not a starter for the Argentina national team at the World Cup but became an integral part of the team. A goal in the second match against Mexico, Enzo was named as the World Cup’s Best Young Player.
Now with Chelsea, the Argentine gave an interview to TyC Sports where he spoke about it all. Here is what he had to say about the World Cup:
“I found out a week before that I was going to the World Cup. I started to cry.
“At times I’ll be calm at home, I’ll put Youtube and watch match highlights. It was all crazy, I get very emotional.”
In regards to the Lionel Messi and his goal against Mexico:
“Whenever I talk about Messi, I always get goosebumps. I thank him for the way that he is as a person, with me and with everyone. There are no words left to say for what he does for all Argentines.
“Before the corner, Leo told me to go over and play. When I received it, a defender was in front of me. I faced him and hit for the goal. As I was celebrating, Messi came to hug me as if to say “you saw what I told you, you son of a bitch.” It was very exciting.
“Everyone congratulated me, we were very happy. We had beaten Mexico and it was something else, it was all positive.”
When speaking about Julián Álvarez:
“We have a connection with Juli because we played together since River and we know each other a lot. And he knows that when I’m in front, he has to make a move. He knows that and we always talk about it.
“When we entered the camp for the first time, I gave him a hug and told him “look where we are. It’s what we always wanted, no?””
About his chat with Kylian Mbappe during the World Cup final:
“We spoke a little on the pitch. I don’t like to say what was said on the pitch. He said some things but that stays on the pitch. Cuti (Cristian Romero) is crazy. He celebrated the goal in front of him!
“He is a great player, an example for everyone. World class level and he still has a lot to give.”
On what he would tell the Argentina fans:
“I want to thank you for the supported, the love and for loving football so much. Your support was very much felt. You deserve it. I love you very much and I miss you.”
He also revealed the following:
“I took a nap the day of the final.”
About his relationship with Nicolás Otamendi:
“He told me “get ready, you’re going to be there.” He always supported me.”