After suffering the sensitive loss of Giovani Lo Celso before the call-up and Joaquín Correa and Nicolás González returning from Qatar, in Argentina any gesture is a bad symptom for the alarms to go off days from World Cup debut against Saudi Arabia. Even more so if the protagonist is Lionel Messi, the great albiceleste star who will seek the world Cup in the middle country.
- Saudi Arabia
November 22 – Date 1:
- Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia (5 am) – Lusail Stadium
November 26 – Date 2:
- Argentina vs. Mexico (2 pm) – Lusail Stadium
November 30 – Date 3:
- Argentina vs. Poland (2 pm) – Stadium 974
In the last training session carried out by the Argentine team at Qatar University, the ‘bunker’ that Lionel Scaloni chose for his boys, the ‘Flea’ generated many uncertainties. As in Friday jobs, Leo did not appear in the first minutes of the work ordered by the Argentine coach.
It was the first day that Scaloni had the entire team complete after Angel Correa Y Thiago Almada join the squad upon their arrival in Qatar. The two players, one at Atlético de Madrid and the other at Atlanta United, were summoned as an emergency due to the physical problems they presented Joaquin Correa Y Nico Gonzalez.
However, beyond the pleasant novelty, the absence of the captain generated a lot of fear in the Argentines. Even more so when he went out onto the playing field and began to work differentiated on one side of the training field. While the coach gave directions to his managers, all the cameras pointed at ’10’, who did some jogging and warming up.
“Do they want it? There you have it! There you have it at ’10’!”the Argentine journalist Gastón Edul commented live for the TYC Sports chain when the camera focused on Messi entering the field kicking a ball together with the physiotherapist Luis García. “Let’s go! Come on leo!”, was heard in the booth followed by applause. The Paris Saint Germain attacker is so essential that his mere presence in training is celebrated as goals.
What happened to Lionel Messi?
The question is asked by the more than 45 million Argentines who are in their country and the more than 40 thousand who are in Qatar or on the way, according to the National Directorate of Migrations: What happened to Lionel Messi? Although there is no official information at the moment, some journalists who are in the small millionaire country where everything is gigantic.
“Argentina is worried about Messi who is training separately. He reminds us of what we saw in France with Benzema ”reported the French media RMC Sportscomparing what Messi has with the physical problem of Karim Benzema, who would miss the debut of France.
“When does a player do differentiated work?”they asked Diego LaTorre, former soccer player and panelist for the international network ESPN. “When one is tired or when one has an ailment”answered. “But those movements that Leo did show that he is very well”He added calming everyone’s nerves.
“They tell me that it is very good, barbaric, intact. He is taking maximum care. He trained separately for small overloads. It is natural that it is not demanded when it is not necessary ”said Gastón Edul, making it clear that for the moment the presence of Rosario is not in danger for Argentina’s debut against Saudi Arabia this Tuesday, November 22 at 5 in the morning, Peruvian time.