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“We always see him as the savior”: Javier Pastore praises the ‘best player in the world’ Lionel Messi

Former Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) attacker Javier Pastore has become lyrical about his compatriot Lionel Messi for his heroism at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Lionel Messi arrived at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar hoping to finally get his hands on the trophy. Fast forward a month and now you are one step away from winning the competition.

The PSG superstar has led Argentina to the World Cup final, where they will face defending champions France. He has found the bottom of the net five times to La Albiceleste in six games, as well as recording three assists in the process.

Lionel Messi is one of the favorites to win both the Ballon d’Or and the Golden Boot this year. However, the 35-year-old will focus on getting Argentina across the line and win the only trophy that has eluded him so far.

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Pastore has now praised Lionel Messi for the way he has handled the pressure this year at the World Cup. The Argentine explained that he is impressed with the maturity of the superstar in Qatar. He told the French newspaper The team [via Foot Mercato]:

“I have been enormously impressed. We see a very mature Leo, very well prepared. The truth is that he faced this World Cup with a lot of pressure, as always in Argentina.”

“He is the best player in the world and we always see him as the savior, ‘the chosen one’, the one who can win the trophy. As a result, he definitely lives with a lot of pressure, but I think he has handled it very well in this World Cup.” .

The former PSG attacker went on to say that this year’s World Cup has been Messi’s best. He said:

“He has had an incredible tournament, probably one of the best, at least in terms of statistics. He has always had an important role in all the World Cups in which he has participated, but in Qatar he has added goals, assists and mastery. behaviour.”

Lionel Messi’s Argentina faces France on December 18 in the World Cup final

Argentina will face France in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final on Sunday (December 18). The Blues will be determined to defend their title, while Lionel Scaloni and Co. will look to win the competition for the first time since 1986.

La Albiceleste will be hoping that Lionel Messi is firing on all cylinders on Sunday. The striker in particular will face a familiar face in the form of his PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe when the two teams meet.

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