Lionel Messi now has one final opportunity to bring home the World Cup for Argentina. These are the players Messi will rely on to bring home the world cup.
Angel Di Maria
Di Maria is one of the most underrated football players of our generation. He has played for several major clubs throughout his career. He played exquisitely in the shadows of a number of big players until he earned recognition. He scored the winning goal against Brazil in the Copa America final. Along with Lionel Messi, this will be Di Maria's last World Cup.
It is known that Lautaro Martinez is capable of beating his opponents and scoring goals. Since 2018, Martinez has netted 21 goals for Argentina. Lautaro is considered the most critical player for both Argentina and Lionel Messi. Messi’s role as a playmaker is only effective when combined with a world-class striker like Lautaro Martinez.
For Argentina, Martinez’s performance is crucial. After winning the FA Cup with Arsenal, Emiliano proved his worth. After leaving Arsenal, Emiliano stayed consistent for Aston Villa, winning various matches for them. Although he had numerous highlights in his career, Emiliano Martinez's best moment came during Copa America 2020. He saved numerous penalties as Argentina won their first Copa America in 28 years.
Rodrigo De Paul
De Paul is not currently performing at his peak level with Atletico Madrid, but still, this Argentinean player is quite unique. Lionel Scaloni plans to play De Paul in the middle of the midfield. As a midfield maestro or perhaps as an engine for the team, De Paul would fit right in. A unique skill of De Paul's is his ability to break down opposition lines with exquisite passes. He demonstrated this skill in the Copa America final when he assisted Di Maria.