Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni expressed hope on Saturday that Albiceleste captain Lionel Messi will lift the World Cup after the match against France in the World Cup final in Qatar tomorrow, Sunday.
At a press conference on the eve of the expected match at the Lusail Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Scaloni said: “This match will be Messi’s last (at the World Cup) and we hope he lifts the trophy tomorrow, but the most important thing is that we like Messi’s performance and also the fact that he enjoys the match.”
Regarding the preparation for this confrontation, Scaloni stressed: “Our plan for tomorrow’s game is clear. We know how to attack the French team, we know their strengths, and yes, we will pay a lot of attention to that.”
He added: “We will try not to reach a penalty”, similar to what happened against the Netherlands in the World Cup quarter-finals, but “if it comes out, we will choose the best one to solve it.”
Asked about the tears he shed on the pitch after beating Croatia 3-0 in the semi-finals, the young coach said: “Tears are part of our culture. We love football and I think we have the best audience. around the world. Football is more than just football.” sport for us.