Jorge Burruchaga, 1986 world champion with Argentina: “Messi’s team can still win this World Cup”

Present in Qatar for the World Cup, Jorge Burruchaga, former midfielder of FC Nantes and Valenciennes, poured out, in an interview at The Gazzetta dello sport this Friday, on Diego Maradona, Argentina 1986 world champion of which he was a part, and also on the selection of Leo Messi, who started the 2022 World Cup with a defeat against Saudi Arabia (1-2)tuesday.

About the Albiceleste already back to the wall in the group CBurruchaga sees the next meeting of the Argentinians, this Saturday against Mexico, as a double or quits match.

“For Argentina, the World Cup final is not December 18, but tomorrow. The final is Argentina-Mexico and the Albiceleste must win it”

He pursues : “I also say that we can still win the World Cup, like Spain did in 2010: they lost their first match against Switzerland and then ended up triumphing. In 1990, we also lost at the start of the competition against Cameroon and reached the final. »

the decisive goalscorer of the 1986 final against West Germany (3-2 for Argentina) did not miss a nod to the memory of Diego Maradona, who died exactly two years ago, saying that “Diego is here with us and will give Argentina a hand! » And to Lionel Messi, whom Jorge Burruchaga refuses to compare to Maradona: “Times and styles too different. What matters is that, with Diego then Messi, over the past forty years, the God of football on earth will have been Argentine! »

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