Ahead Sunday World Cup final match between Argentina and France, Didier Deschamps, the French Coach has stated that the french team will do ‘everything humanly possible’ to stop Lionel Messi from lifting the 2022 World Cup.
Both Argentina and France are preparing to win the World Cup for the third time in history.
Before now, Argentina had won the World Cup twice, while the defending champion, France had also won the World Cup in two occasions.
Didier Deschamps who is preparing to lead France to back-to-back World Cup triumphs, stated this in a post match interview, according to BeIN Sport.
France scaled through to the World Cup final, following a 2-0 win with Morocco.
Goals from Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani gave the reigning champions victory.
Asked about Argentina’s pursuit of their third World Cup, with Messi hoping to emulate Diego Maradona in lifting the trophy, Didier Deschamps said in french language as translated in English by BeIn Sport news thus:
“We will do everything humanly possible for that not to happen.
“At the end of the match, someone is getting a third star on their shirt”.
Deschamps also went further to discuss the difference between the current Argentina side and the one his France side overcame four years ago in Russia.
France won their first ever World Cup trophy in 1998.
Again, France earned a 4-3 win over Argentina in the last-16 in 2018, en route and lifted the World Cup for the second time.
Argentina on the other side, for decades have not won the world cup trophy.
Argentina won their first ever World Cup trophy in 1978.
In 1986, Argentina for the second time won the World Cup trophy.
A year, before Lionel Messi, the current lead champion in Argentina football team was born.
The 35 years old Lionel Messi, born June, 1987 is the cynosure of all eyes ahead of the Sunday match.
OsazuwaAkonedo reports that if Argentina wins the match on Sunday, the victory will not only be historical to the country but more important to Lionel Messi who maybe seen as a person born to reclaim the lost glory of Argentina in the football tournament. Moreso, the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup is the last World Cup to be played by the soccer stylish record breaking professional.
“He [Messi] actually played as a centre-forward against us, which caught us by surprise four years ago,’ Deschamps said.
“Whereas now he is in tandem, just in behind the centre-forward, he is picking up the ball a lot and he is running with it and looking in great form.
“He is one of the best players in the world and he has shown that, so, of course, we are going to try and counter Messi’s threat and stop him influencing the game and Argentina will try and stop the influence of some of my players.
‘This Argentina side is different to the one we played four years ago.
“We have two sides with a great deal of quality and it will be up to key players to make a difference, maybe the team that makes fewest mistakes will win the game”, Deschamps said.