Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has expressed his belief that the Argentine legend, Lionel Messi, the seven-time Ballon d’Or holder, will win the World Cup at the end of the current tournament in Qatar.
site transferOgreIbrahimovic said, before Argentina’s match against Croatia, Tuesday, in the World Cup semi-finals: “Messi lifted the cup, I think it is already written,” noting that the star of the South American continent is shining in Qatar.
And Ibrahimovic previously played alongside Lionel Messi, in the ranks of Barcelona, under the leadership of Spanish coach Pep Guardiola in the 2009-2010 season, and the Swedish giant realizes the extent of the legend’s thirst for the only title that lacks his luxurious wardrobe.
The French Saint-Germain player starred in the current tournament, which most likely represents his last participation in the World Cup, due to his 35-year-old age.
Messi scored 4 goals in 5 matches, passed two decisive balls, and is fully aware that it is his last chance in the competition, and he expressed this matter on more than one occasion.
Ibrahimovic, who participated with the Sweden national team in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, believes that it is time for the 7-time Ballon d’Or winner to take home the most important trophy in football, and he says: “I think it is already written who will win, and you know who I mean. I think Messi He will raise the cup.
Messi won all possible titles, especially with his former club Barcelona, Spain, and ended his international fast with a continental coronation with his country in the Copa America in the backyard of Brazil in 2021, but the most important world title has not yet reached the player who scored 790 goals, after four failures by four. Participations, the closest to coronation in 2014 when he lost in the last breath against Germany.
When asked about the Moroccan national team, which became the first African and Arab team to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, Ibrahimovic said: “I do not think it is a surprise because I knew before the World Cup that they were special. Then it is clear that anything can happen in this tournament.”