Argentina reached Copa America final after beating Colombia in the semi-final. The Lionel Messi team will now face Brazil in the final clash to win the Copa America Cup on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. The Barcelona player Messi has won all possible honors at the club and individual level and is widely regarded as the greatest player of the 21st century and a strong candidate alongside Pele and Diego Maradona as the greatest of all time.
But he has never been happy with Argentina and the question for the 34-year-old is: If not now, then when? Tostao, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 1970, said, “Messi has two more chances. They have the World Cup and the World Cup (in 2022), but the World Cup is difficult.”
There are no clear favorites for Saturday’s match at the Maracana Stadium, although Brazil has a slightly better record over the past four weeks and has the advantage at home. However, Messi has been in excellent form and leads the tournament in goals and assists. Messi scored four goals and provided five assists in Argentina’s 11 goals.
Messi spoke about his dream of winning the title with Argentina and how his compatriots know how much an international trophy means to him. In the past, his colleagues were blamed for disappointing him, missing chances in the finals, or failing to match his superhuman levels of talent or concentration.
Now, however, they have the best team in Argentina in recent years and have fewer excuses. He hasn’t been from Argentina since 1978 or 1986, but under coach Lionel Scaloni, the team is undefeated in 19 matches at the last Copa America in 2019.
Old leaders like Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria know that winning the World Cup is an impossible scenario, and Saturday’s final could be their last wish. Experienced players and youngsters who have grown up idolizing the man who will become their teammate, know that he not only plays for Argentina but also plays for Messi and deserves to be rewarded with the title he deserves for his performance.