Messi: “Argentina are favorites for the Copa America but we won’t win by walking”

Lionel Messi, captain of the Argentine national team, is preparing to experience yet another Copa América. Scaloni’s team, reigning World champions, is obviously the: “I have always said and repeat that Argentina is the favourite. We are always the best but we must not take things for granted: this is how we have suffered so many blows in Today we can say that we are the best because we are the reigning world champions, but that doesn’t mean that we will win this Copa América by walking” in an interview on América TV with the journalist and former president of San Lorenzo, Marcelo Tinelli.

Messi underlined Ecuador “has a generation of very good kids, who know what they want and are intense” and also included Colombia, Uruguay and Brazil in the group of favourites. “This is why I say that it will be a very, very hard-fought Copa America. The group knows this and is aware that we will have to give our best and even more to win again.”

The Argentine captain underlined the good atmosphere in the Albiceleste locker room: “Having won so much in recent years, we have greater peace of mind”. Then on the triumph in Qatar: “I have always been grateful for the love I received during my career. It was as if everyone wanted it to end that way, that I couldn’t leave football without being world champion. And well, thank you God it was possible, it was a revenge for the defeat in 2014. I fulfilled all my dreams and achieved even more; I never imagined I would experience all this. I think that everything happens for a reason and that everything is written “.