“We all want him to win the World Cup so that in Argentina they talk about him on the same level as Maradona”
DOHA, 17 December (DPA/EP) –
Former German coach Jürgen Klinsmann has shown his support for Leo Messi ahead of the World Cup final in Qatar, which will see Argentina and France play for the title, and hopes the Paris Saint-Germain striker can get people talking in his country. Can do His “on the same level as Maradona”.
Klinsmann said, “I have said it before: we are all Messi. We all want him to win this title so that he can finally be talked about on the level of Diego Maradona in his country. It is an amazing story of this World Cup.” The announcement was made at a joint press conference with Arsene Wenger, FIFA’s director of world football development, in Doha on Saturday.
Klinsmann won the World Cup as a player with the German team in 1990 and was a selector at two other World Cup tournaments: in 2006 with the German team and in 2014 with the United States. At the World Cup in Qatar, he directs the FIFA Technical Study Group, which analyzes all World Cup matches for the organization.
In his opinion, both France and Argentina deserve to reach Sunday’s final at the Stade de Lucel. “Although my country, Germany, quickly returned home, there is one very special boy: Jamal Musiala,” said the 58-year-old coach, who explained that world football has extremely talented players “who have just arrived.” ,
Klinsmann, 108 caps, could not hide his enthusiasm for Messi. When asked which player he would like to sign next, he did not hesitate. “Everyone will be with Messi. He is fantastic, he is a different player. Of course, the strategy of every coach is to give him all the cards”, he concluded.