Reporter Cho Yong-woon = Turkiye football star Arda Turan (36) revealed that he sincerely supported Lionel Messi (36, Paris Saint-Germain) winning the World Cup.
Messi has completed the final puzzle for the football god. He fulfilled his long-cherished dream by leading Argentina to the top at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Messi didn’t have only the World Cup. From the 2006 World Cup in Germany, when he first challenged him, to the Russian tournament four years ago, he suffered many defeats.
This was the last challenge. Messi, who gained confidence after winning the Copa America last year and shaking off his long absence from the national team, succeeded in his last dance in Qatar. Messi, who led Argentina to the final by scoring goals from the group stage to the round of 16, quarterfinals and semifinals, also performed solo against France.
The same players wanted to see Messi lift the World Cup trophy. Even before the tournament, former and current players voiced their hopes for Messi to win the World Cup.
The same goes for Turan. On the 14th 스포츠토토, in an interview with the YouTube channel, Turan was asked, “Which one of Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to win the World Cup last?” he said, “I really wanted Messi to win. He is the best in history.” He’s a great scorer, but the teams he plays for don’t always dominate the game.”
Turan once played alongside Messi at FC Barcelona. “A team with Messi always dominates the game, so I always said, ‘Messi is the best’,” he said. “Even after we became friends, Messi was very kind.