Nothing worries Argentine fans more than Lionel Messi’s lack of fitness. According to media reports, the PSG player has been suffering from hamstring pain in his left leg since the semifinal match against Croatia. According to the claims, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was also absent from the December 15 training session.
Messi was seen clutching his hamstring early in the match against Croatia. He was able to play the entire game, however, scoring the game’s first goal and setting up another as his team won 3-0. According to media reports, Messi’s condition worsened prior to this weekend’s high-profile match against defending champions France by continuing to play while suffering from a hamstring ailment.
Messi, on the other hand, is injury-free, according to Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who believes his captain will be available for the FIFA World Cup 2022 final. It was a difficult game for Messi to play 120 minutes against the Netherlands, according to Martinez, but Messi wants to finish every match. According to Martinez, Messi is a physically strong player who always wins games.
Messi received his fourth Man of the Match award of the competition following the Croatia match, despite his belief that 22-year-old Julian Alvarez would have been a more deserving recipient. In that game, the Manchester City player scored twice. Messi is now the world cup’s joint-highest scorer on five goals alongside France’s Kylian Mbappe.
After being surprised by Saudi Arabia in their first group match and being tied 0-0 with Mexico at the half of their subsequent match, La Albiceleste’s chances of reaching the championship game appeared slim. However, Messi scored a game-changing goal in the 64th minute, and Argentina never looked back.
Messi has been instrumental in his team reaching the final. He either scored goals or set up goals for his teammates. Messi either scored or assisted on eight of Argentina’s 12 goals in Qatar 2022. That is precisely why Argentina fans are concerned about “Magical” Messi’s injury.