France manager Didier Deschamps has reportedly sent a warning message to Lionel Messi and Argentina ahead of their amazing 2022 FIFA World Cup final on Sunday, December 18, Newspremises reports.
Messi and Argentina are hoping to win the prestigious trophy for the first time in 36 year, while France are hoping to win the title for the second consecutive time.
Football lovers, pundits and players have chosen Messi as the favorite player to win the tournament to cement his status as the greatest footballer of all time, as this will be the second final for the Argentina talisman after he lost in 2014.
The Paris-Saint-Germain superstar is considered one of the best footballers of all time and many people still believe that, even he fail to win the trophy, he remains one of the best ever.
Lionel Scaloni’s side began the competition on the wrong foot, losing to Saudi Arabia in their opening match, in one of the greatest World Cup upsets of all time.
Deschamps message to Messi and Argentina
France have cruised through the tournament, proving once again why they are one of the most talented teams in the world. They are looking to become only the third team to win back-to-back trophies after Italy and Brazil, per Goal.
Deschamps said he is aware that many people across the globe want Messi to win the World cup but vowed to achieve their objective by all means necessary, per the Guardian.
“I know that Argentinian people, many people around the world, maybe even some French people hope Messi will win the World Cup. But we will do everything to achieve our objective.”
The France squad have been hit by flu this week but it looks like all their players will be ready to go by Sunday evening.
For France, their superstar Kylian Mbappe will be an instrumental figure and will look to stop his PSG teammate from winning the game.
Messi and Mbappe are on five goals each in Qatar, which means the golden boot race goes to the last game.