Lionel Messi on Argentina: “Compare it with Pep’s Barcelona?…”


Lionel Messi spoke to the media after Argentina’s 2-0 win vs. Peru in the World Cup qualifiers and was asked about comparing this Argentian team to Pep Guardiola’s FC Barcelona.

Messi was part of Pep Guardiola’s legendary FC Barcelona team and after scoring two goals for Argentina against Peru, was asked to compare that Barcelona team with this Argentina national team. Here is what he had to say:

“This team is impressive and continues to grow, playing better every time. This team is playing better and better. Compare it with Pep’s Barcelona? It’s the best team in history, that’s a lot, isn’t it? But I think that this team is very close for what it has shown. For having become Copa America and World champions and that has a lot of merit.

“We have great players. No matter who plays, it is not noticeable because we have a very marked style of play, which we like. We want to continue on this path.

“In terms of play, I think we grew. After winning the World Cup, we are confident, very loose, more united and firm. Hopefully we can continue growing.

“If there is a good group and a good atmosphere in the locker room, things are much easier. We enjoy playing and spending time together.

“I will train and play the last games with Inter Miami now to get to the November matches against Uruguay and Brazil well. Then, I will enjoy my vacation in Argentina. It is the first time that I am going to have a lot more vacation days in December, during the holidays with peace of mind and with my people. Then in January I will return to training.”

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