Lionel Messi s not happy with Kylian Mbappe’s comments

Lionel Messi (Inter Miami, 37) is not happy with Kylian Mbappe’s (Real Madrid, 26) comments that the European Championship (Euro) is harder than the World Cup.

Speaking at a recent press conference ahead of the start of Euro 2024, the France captain said: “The European Championship is very demanding. Personally, I think it’s harder than the World Cup,” he said in a recent press conference ahead of Euro 2024.

“Of course, the pressure can be greater at the World Cup,” Mbappe said, but added: “All the teams know each other very well. “All the teams know each other, they’ve played each other a lot and they play similar soccer tactically, which is a disadvantage,” he said.

“It’s a tournament that we (France) haven’t won in the last 24 years, so there’s a lot of pressure, but that doesn’t mean it’s more pressure,” Mbappe added, 스포츠토토 emphasizing that he will continue to prepare to do well in the group stage.

Mbappe’s side are in Group D, which also includes Poland, the Netherlands and Austria.

France will be looking to win the tournament for the third time after winning it in 1984 and 2000. In the last edition, they were shocked by Switzerland in the round of 16.

Mbappe’s comments offended players from the South American country, including members of the Argentina national team, which won the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

France, in particular, lost to Argentina in the final on penalties. At the time, Mbappe and Messi played for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Messi was booed by the home fans after the victory.

In an interview with ESPN on Wednesday, the Argentine captain took issue with Mbappe’s comments. “Did Mbappe say that the Euros are harder than the World Cup? He also said that South American teams are not as competitive as European teams,” Messi said, adding that “every player values the competitions he plays in.”

In particular, he disputed Mbappe’s claim that “obviously, the Euros is a very important competition where the best come together, but it doesn’t include Argentina, who have won three World Cups, Brazil, who have won five, and Uruguay, who have won two.”

Messi continued: 온라인 슬롯 “There are too many world champions to say it’s the hardest. The World Cup is usually the best of all world champions,” he said, emphasizing that “everyone wants to be a world champion.”

Messi is currently competing for Argentina in the Copa America, which begins on June 20th. The tournament will be held in the United States, where Argentina will face Canada, Chile, and Peru in Group A.