Argentine coach Lionel Scaloni expressed his gratitude that he was able to relieve the burden thanks to Lionel Messi.
Argentina, led by coach Scaloni, won the 2022 Qatar World Cup final against France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar on the 19th (Korean time) after a penalty shoot-out.
Argentina, who started leading 2-0 with goals from Messi and Angel Di Maria in the first half, equalized in the second half by allowing French ace Kylian Mbappe to score multiple goals.
The game went into overtime. In the 2nd minute of the second half of extra time, Messi scored again, but Mbappe scored again in the 13th minute of extra time with a penalty kick to tie the score 3-3. The match, which went to a penalty shootout, was won by Argentina 4-2, winning the World Cup for the first time in 36 years.
Coach Scaloni, who led Argentina to the championship, conveyed his gratitude to Messi for helping him through a press conference after the match. 토토사이트
Argentinian media TyC Sports reported on the 19th, “Coach Scaloni said in a press conference after the match that he got a lot of help from his conversation with Messi before the World Cup.”
According to TyC Sports, coach Scaloni had time to talk with Messi after the match against Brazil in the South American World Cup qualifier in Qatar last November.
“People’s expectations are rising, and the upcoming World Cup schedule will be more difficult,” Scaloni said. People have strong aspirations for us, and the disappointment that comes with it can be great,” he said, relieving Messi of his worries about the World Cup stage.
Then Messi said, “What does that matter? We’re going to keep going, and we’re going to keep going because we can definitely do well. If you think it’s not going well, nothing happens even if you try,” he encouraged director Scaloni.
Director Scaloni noted that the conversation at the time was a big turning point.
“Messi has been incredibly encouraging to me. At the time, I thought I had to give people satisfaction, so I don’t know if that’s why I was anxious.
Coach Scaloni, who was recognized for his leadership by leading Argentina to victory in the 2021 Copa America in 28 years, reached the top in the World Cup, becoming the third Argentine national team to win the World Cup after coaches Cesar Luis Menotti and Carlos Villardo. became a director