Rodrigo De Paul, the Argentina midfielder recently revealed that Lionel Messi requested him to not risk his health at the time of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
The midfielder of Atletico Madrid was an omnipresent figure in the midfield of La Albiceleste. Nevertheless, he stated that he sustained an injury blow in the semi-finals against the Netherlands. The team of Lionel Scaloni won the game through penalties, which ended in 2-2 by the time extra time ended.
De Paul said that he doubts the last 4 clashes against Croatia. He said that he was injured two days before the game. According to him, he felt something behind his eyes and had hurt himself but that didn’t break him. Never did he injure or break his muscle. When the play had had been over, the coach came up to him and asked what happened.
Lionel Messi had told De Paul that does not to play stupid and if he did, he will take them to the semi-finals. He asked him not to risk it and you are most likely to be left out.
Argentina won in their clash against Vatreni. Julian Alvarez obtained a brace and Lionel Messi scored from the spot to seal La Albi celeste’s place in the final.
The PSG forward was at its best at the time of the competition as his confident figure led the team to triumph. He had scored 7 goals and offered 3 assists. Also, he won the Golden Ball award for his performance.
The Argentinian superstar’s great run did not end in FIFA World Cup 2022. He kept up his performance in the World Cup 2022.