Van Dijk called Lionel Messi the “best player in the world”; The two will meet this Friday (9)
THE Netherlands will need to go through the “best player in the world” to overcome the Argentina this friday (9)at 4 pm (Brasília time), at the Lusail stadium, and qualify for the semifinals of the world Cup in Qatar. As you can imagine, this is Lionel Messi.
That’s how the defender and captain of the Dutch national team, Virgil van Dijk, defined the Argentine star in a recent interview with sky sportswhen asked who is better: Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo🇧🇷
🇧🇷I would say that Messi is still the best player in the world🇧🇷 he and christian [Ronaldo] have achieved surreal numbers over the last decade and it’s amazing what they’ve achieved. But I choose Messi, because we had a very difficult night in Barcelona in 2019″, said van Dijk, remembering the defeat of Liverpool for the barcelona3-0, at Camp Nou, for the semifinal of the Champions League🇧🇷
And van Dijk has the moral to talk about the two players who for many years alternated the status of “best in the world”. After all, the defender Liverpool fought several clashes with the stars of the Argentina it’s from Portugal🇧🇷
The concern of the Dutch defender makes (a lot) sense. Messi is one of the main highlights of the world Cup and directly responsible for the good campaign carried out by Argentina🇧🇷 So far, the number 10 has scored three goals and provided an assist in four matches.
THE Netherlandshowever, seems ready to hold Messi and his companions. The selection led by Louis van Gaal reaches the quarterfinals with only two goals conceded so far (in the draw with Ecuadorby 1 to 1, in the group stage, and in the victory over United Statesby 3 to 1, in the octaves).
This Friday’s game will be another chapter in the historic rivalry between the two teams, who have faced each other five times in Hearts. THE Netherlands takes advantage with two wins against only one of the Argentinaprecisely in the 1978 final. The other two clashes ended in a draw.
When the ball rolls at the Lusail stadium, Netherlands and Argentina will already know who they will meet in the semifinal. hours before, Croatia and Brazil face each other at the Education City stadium🇧🇷