. The CaughtOffside transfer news expert made clear that he wasn’t writing off Argentina just yet because of the strong mood in their dressing room.
Messi is still one of the most outstanding players in world football. It seems premature to dismiss Argentina, even though yesterday’s 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia was a wake-up call.
Romano seems to still believe there is hope for Messi and his team, even though he admitted that this was one the most unexpected World Cup results he had ever seen.
: “What a surprise result! Saudi Arabia beat Argentina 2-1. Romano stated that he doubts there will be a greater upset at the World Cup. He also said that it was up there with some of the most unexpected results he can recall.
: “I think Argentina have everything they need to come back stronger and improve the situation. They have a great team, the connection between the players in the dressing area is excellent and they can achieve great things with Messi as their leader.
“It wasn’t the start they wanted but you can’t ignore them.” “I hope we will see Messi at the best in what will be his last World Cup.”
Messi will undoubtedly want to make things right for Argentina, and it is highly unlikely that the Paris Saint-Germain forward will get another chance to participate in this competition. Although it is possible for Messi to still play for Argentina at 39, there are some indications that he has lost his ability to be the great player he once was.
Of course, you can’t entirely rule out Messi still playing for Argentina when he’s 39, but even an all-time great like him has to stop eventually, and he’s already showing some signs of no longer being the player he was at his peak.