Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has warned his teammates not to pay too much of attention on Lionel Messi ahead of today’s 2022 World Cup final.
Messi goes into Sunday’s showpiece at the Lusail Iconic Stadium as the tournament’s joint-top scorer and aiming to finally win the only major prize in football to so far evade him, in what will be his last appearance at a World Cup.
The 35-year-old lost the 2014 final, while Lloris is aiming to become the first man ever to captain a side to two World Cups after France won in Russia four years ago.
The Tottenham goalkeeper said: “I believe it’s a mistake being focussed on only one player. It’s a final between two big nations, Argentina and France.
“When you face that type of player [like Messi] you need a special focus on him but it’s not only about him, it’s a strong team with a lot of talented players, a young generation of players and you can feel that they are all dedicated to trying to win.“
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Source: Complete Sports