Less than two months from the end FIFA World Cup 2022, Argentina Star Paulo Dybala has made an honest admission about Argentina’s reliance on his talisman Lionel Messi. The AS Roma striker has admitted that the well-being of the whole team rests on the shoulders of the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker.
Lionel Messi met his international team-mates earlier this week as Argentina prepare to take part in the final two fixtures before the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Messi and Co. will first face Honduras on Friday night (September 23) before to face off against Jamaica on Tuesday (September 27).
Before the friendlies, Dybala spoke with TyC sports, with the Argentine outlet asking the Roma star to comment on Lionel Messi’s current condition. Dibal said:
“Leo (Messi) is doing very well. When he is well, we are all well. It’s always nice to work alongside him and to see him every day. In addition, at the football level, he has made a good start year in his club.
Messi has indeed been in excellent form for the Parisians, with 14 goal contributions (6 goals, 8 assists) in 11 games across all competitions this season.
Paulo Dybala thinks Lionel Messi’s form could boost Argentina’s chances at 2022 FIFA World Cup
The Albiceleste are heading to the 2022 FIFA World Cup after two straight wins. They clinched the 2021 Copa America in the summer of 2021 before winning the Finalissima at the expense of Italy in June this year.
Dybala admitted Argentina’s recent results and Lionel Messi’s good form made them legitimate candidates for the World Cup, but refused to take the competition for granted.
The former Juventus star added:
“The fact that Argentina has won two trophies in one year and has had so many positive results in a row makes everyone see him as a candidate, but I think Argentina will always be a candidate and even more with Leo so well.
“We have to be aware of what we can achieve, but we also have to be very careful because the World Cup is different.”