Before the final, the name of Lionel Messi is causing terror in the side of the French team. But La Pulga is not Argentina’s only lethal weapon. The star is also a fan of a teammate, author of three goals since the start of the competition.
Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez pleasantly surprised Lionel Messi with his performance.
“Nobody imagined that Julian would have the participation and the importance that he has shown,” the reigning South American Champions captain said of Alvarez, before continuing. “The help he has given us has been absolutely spectacular.”
A double scorer, including an assist for the seven-time Ballon d’Or, in the 3-0 victory against Croatia, the 22-year-old equaled King Pelé’s record in the competition. With the legend of Brazilian football, he is the youngest player in history to have scored twice in the semi-finals.
“During the whole World Cup, but also on Tuesday, Alvarez was extraordinary. He ran everywhere. He fought for everything creating chances, fighting. For us, he was the surprising discovery, and he deserves everything that has happened to him because he is a lovely guy. “, added Lionel Messi in a press conference.
The big day is here. This afternoon, at 3 p.m. GMT, France and Argentina will compete for the title of world champion 2022.