A game for a third star. This is quite simply the challenge of this 22nd World Cup final, which will take place on Sunday evening in Qatar (4:00 p.m.). While Didier Deschamps and Hugo Lloris had already launched the shock against the Blues, earlier in the day, Lionel Scaloni, present at a press conference this afternoon, unveiled the game plan necessary to beat the Blues. And very quickly, he dismissed the idea of talking about a duel between the two PSG strikers, Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi.
No Mbappé-Messi duel
“Tomorrow’s match is France-Argentina, beyond Mbappé-Messi. We have the necessary weapons so that the decision is not in the hands of a single player. Leo is fine. But we have other playershe confessed, before giving clues for his eleven. We can play with a line of fours or fives. Our way of playing goes beyond composition. We have already made a decision and now we are going to have a pre-training session, which will make it clear which team will play on Sunday.“.
The Albiceleste coach then unveiled some clues to beat the Blues, starting with the presence of the public, which will be the majority, at Lusail Stadium. “We have a clear game plan. We know how to attack and what their strengths are. We will try not to go to penalties, if there are penalties they will choose the best ones. Emotions are part of our culture, of everything that is lived in Argentina, of the emotion of the people. We have the best fans in the world. They needed joy and we give it to them..
“On the other hand, they are deadly”
But Lionel Scaloni still fears the attack of the Blues. Long questioned about Kylian Mbappé, the Argentinian technician admitted that“It’s not just Mbappé. Besides the fact that he is a good player, France has other players who feed him and make him even better (…) France has qualities in all areas of the field. On the contrary, they are deadly. It’s not just a phase of the game or the fact of imagining that Argentina keeps possession. They can hurt us even when we have possession.. The final between Argentina and the Blues promises to be clearly undecided, but there will be only one winner who will have the right to embroider his third star. Response Sunday late afternoon.