former german footballer lothar matthaus He assures Leo Messi is the “player of the millennium” And he hopes the Argentina star wins the World Cup final against France.
“Messi gave me and all football fans There has been a lot of happiness in the last 17 or 18 years with his style of play.” said in a statement to the newspaper this Sunday pictures on sunday,
In their fifth World Cup appearance, Argentina With 26 appearances would surpass the record previously held by Matthäus, With 25 participation in the final stage. According to Mathews, host Qatar is also among the winners of the World Cup.
“I talked to many common people to form my opinion. Everywhere I felt kindness, good nature, openness and tolerance towards the Western way of life”, Matheus said.
“There are certainly fair points of criticism, But when I see how negative the information about Qatar becomes in Germany, I feel like I am in another country.
Whereas, he said that The German team is among the losers in the World Cup. In his opinion, in addition to game errors, other issues were mixed. “Our team was exploited for political purposes and the DFB (German Football Federation) allowed it,” he said.
A few days ago, Messi equaled German midfielder Matthäus as the player with the most appearances in World Cup history, with 25 each, on a tour that began in Germany, in the Qatar 2022 semi-final against Croatia in the starting eleven at the Lusail Stadium. Started from 2006, When he made his debut in the tournament on 16 June that year in a 6–0 defeat of Serbia.
From the moment he entered the pitch at just 18, eight days before his 19th birthday, Germany started the race for five editions of the World Cup from 2006, While he played three doubles until Qatar 2022, where he has already played six and will still play a seventh, either in the final or for third place, South Africa 2010 (5 games), Brazil 2014 (7) and Russia 2018 Through (4) for a total of 25 matches.
They are the same ones that Lothar Matthaus played with Germany, Also in five World Cups: two games in Spain 1982, seven in Mexico 1986, seven in Italy 1990, five in USA 1994 and four in France 1998 to set a unique record that Messi has now equaled and Which will be surpassed on Saturday or Sunday, barring surprises.
(with information Europa Press why efe,