Copa America champions Argentina are unbeaten in 35 video games since 2019 and have been drawn with Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland in Group C as they appear to win their first World Cup title since 1986.
“at this time we’re doing effectively and individuals are excited and assume that we’re going to get back again with the Cup, however it certainly’s not like that,” Argentina captain and Paris Saint-Germain star Messi advised Directv sports activities.
“The World Cup might even be very troublesome, many issues should happen [to win it], not solely that we’re doing effectively, many issues that will depart you out and there are pretty simply a few teams that want the identical as us and which might be doing effectively.
“we’re eager, we’ll battle, we’re not afraid of anyone as a consequence of we’re in a place to play in the direction of anyone, however with peace of thoughts.”
Argentina started their 2018 World Cup advertising and marketing campaign with a 1-1 draw in the direction of Iceland — a sport by which Messi missed a penalty — and accomplished second of their group earlier than being knocked out by eventual winners France inside the final-sixteen.
– pocket book: the inside tales from world soccer
Messi thinks the opening match in the direction of Saudi Arabia on Nov. 22 might even be key to the group’s probabilities.
“inside the primary minutes of the primary sport the nerves and anxiousness are troublesome to handle,” Messi said.
“i really feel the primary sport is essential as a consequence of starting with a win gives you peace of thoughts.
“final World Cup, we started with a draw and that i have always said that if I had scored the penalty and we had gained it we would have modified the full story.”
Argentina play their ultimate warmth-up match in the direction of the United Arab Emirates on Nov. sixteen.