Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has insisted that late La Albiceleste legend Diego Maradona is watching and pushing the team from above to go after success at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Messi’s comments came after he led Argentina to beat the Netherlands in the World Cup semi-final tie on penalties after the match ended in a 2-2 draw.
The semi-final match was played on Friday evening in Qatar.
Speaking after the match, Messi talked about Maradona’s unseen impact on the Argentina squad.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward said (via @Argentina on Twitter, translated): “We are enjoying the moment, just like the people here and in Argentina. Getting into the best four is something spectacular.
“From the beginning, we have been saying that Diego is watching us, he is pushing from above.”
Messi and Maradona shared a great relationship prior to the latter’s passing back in November 2020.
The late football legend, a two-time FIFA World Cup winner, even coached Messi at the 2010 World Cup.
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