In the World Cup, everyone’s goal is to become a champion. But among the 32 teams, only one was fortunate.
Spain aims to be the only team. But if Spain fails for any reason, manager Luis Enrique would like to see the World Cup in the hands of his former student, Lionel Messi.
Messi will play the last World Cup of his career in Qatar. This has already been announced. The Argentine striker was not lucky enough to win the championship in his previous four attempts. Enrique thinks players like him deserve to retire after winning the World Cup.
“If we don’t win, Spanish player, I want Argentina to win,” he said. It’s unfair for a player like Messi to retire before he can win the World Cup. He also wants Uruguay to win for Luis Suarez.
Enrique was the coach of Barcelona from 2014 to 2017. Messi and Suarez have done a great job managing Barça with one title and then another, so Enrique is still interested in the former student. But first, he thought of his country.
Enrique said, “Our goal is to complete the group stage.” We already know who we will face in the last 16 and we will play against Brazil in the semi-finals. But who said we were afraid?
Spain is among the toughest in world football. In the first match to be played on November 23, their opponents will be Costa Rica, while the other two partners in Group E will be strong Germany and Japan.