Lionel Messi fulfilled the Argentine dream last year with a thrilling World Cup win in Qatar. The 36-year-old Argentine had an amazing tournament scoring 7 times in 8 matches. But it would have not been possible, if not for the wholeheartedly dedicated teammates of the veteran Argentine. His national teammate Rodrigo De Paul very recently unveiled a dark secret behind their World Cup success.
Messi led a ready-to-fight Argentine team to the World Cup. The whole Argentine team built up superb chemistry between them and were ready to give it all for their captain, who was playing his last World Cup. Pundits and fans also declared the Albiceleste as one of the tournament favorites. Lionel Scaloni’s men, however, had a nightmarish start to the tournament.
Argentina lost their first group-stage match against Saudi Arabia by 2-1. They got loads of banter from rival fans. That early loss, however, was their motivator for the rest of the tournament. Scaloni’s men learned that they cannot take anyone lightly and were ready to go. They went to literal war for the rest of the tournament.
Lisandro Martinez says Argentina will go to war for Messi at the World Cup 😤 pic.twitter.com/aRPJyvxpTH
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 28, 2022
The final showdown against France was arguably the greatest. The match went to penalty shootouts after a riveting 3-3 scoreline after 120 minutes. Lionel Messi’s brace and Di Maria’s goal were canceled out by an unbelievable Kylian Mbappe hat trick. However, a much more united Argentina team showed enough guts to win the shootout by 4-2.
Rodrigo De Paul reveals a dark secret about Lionel Messi’s teammate
Lionel Messi brought a smile to every Argentine’s face after a 36-year wait. The soccer world was delighted for the 36-year-old Argentine, who finally won the only trophy missing from his cabinet. Every other Argentine teammate of his ran to the ground to win the soccer’s ultimate prize for their captain.
Rodrigo De Paul is one of the pioneers of those players who went to literal war at the World Cup for Leo. Yesterday, however, De Paul in an interview with TYC Sports, talked about how Argentina took some nasty measures, through some weird rituals to win the World Cup.
The Atletico Madrid midfielder said, “There was one that Licha (Lisandro Martinez) did that was terrible but I won’t say it… It’s nothing from another world but I would go out into the hallway and there was smoke that’s all I will say, nothing else, “about the Manchester United defender.
De Paul added, “Later I found out that it was the band of Licha [Lisandro Martinez], Nahuel [Molina], and el Cuti [Cristian Romero]. It was every day! I would come out and say ‘Guys, stop it a little with this’ doing this (pretends to move smoke out of face),” about his teammates’ weird rituals with a smile. At the end of the day, Argentina was superb on the pitch and deserved to achieve the ultimate prize in the sport.