Messi warns team mates ahead of Russia 2018
Argentina captain, Lionel Messi has warned his teammates to be wary of the ‘average teams’ at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Argentina will face Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in group D at the World Cup in Russia.
Messi who still rues La Albiceleste’s 2014 FIFA World Cup final defeat to Germany in Brazil admits in an interview with Mundo Albiceleste, that the two time World Champions must be prepared to end their long wait for a third World Cup title.
“We all have to be fine in order to do well in the World Cup. It gets more difficult because the teams are better prepared,” Messi began in an interview with Mundo Albiceleste“Having gone to three finals and lost them all is a huge weight that we have. We want to overcome that barrier.”
Argentina with Messi lost two Copa America finals on penalties to Chile in 2015 and 2016. They also lost the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil.“Today, an average team can break you down defensively, and on the counter can beat you 1-0. Football has become very competitive, very tactical.”