Messi vs De Jong in World Cup quarter-finals


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The 2 gamers will meet once more

Lionel Messi is ready to return up towards former Barcelona team-mate Frenkie de Jong within the quarter-finals of World Cup 2022.

The GOAT impressed Argentina to a 2-1 win over Australia on Saturday, whereas De Jong’s Netherlands aspect noticed off the USMNT.

We are actually set for a reasonably intriguing quarter-final tie, with Messi already fascinated about the sport.

“We are going to have a very tough matchup against an opponent who plays very well, who is very difficult, who will want to get the ball from us, who have great players and a great coach,” he mentioned. “I imagine a very hard-fought game. If the World Cup was difficult up to now, it gets harder in the quarterfinals.”

Argentina have been one of many favorites however had been shocked by a gap defeat to Saudi Arabia. Wins over Mexico, Poland and Australia have since renewed optimism that Messi’s aspect can go all the best way.

The Netherlands topped Group A on seven factors after which beat the USMNT, with Memphis Depay, Daley Blind, and Denzel Dumfries all on course.

De Jong admitted after the sport that he’d been a “bit flat” towards the US and was anticipating a troublesome match subsequent day out. He mentioned, “Argentina is definitely one of the favourites, but we are ready for any opponent that comes.”

The 2 gamers definitely appeared to get pleasure from enjoying collectively at Barcelona. Messi referred to as the Dutchman a “complete footballer” after his transfer from Ajax, whereas De Jong has at all times made it clear he considers the Argentine to be the GOAT.

Subsequent time they meet they are going to be on totally different sides. Who do you assume will prevail?

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