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″Enzo deserved the goal, he is an amazing kid″

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″Enzo deserved the goal, he is an amazing kid″

The Argentina captain was named man of the match after he opened the scoring in the 64th minute and helped the Benfica midfielder score Albiceleste’s second goal.

Lionel Messi said on Saturday that Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez is a “great kid” and that he deserves the “goal” he scored against Mexico to secure Argentina’s 2-0 Group C triumph at the 2022 World Cup.

“I know Enzo very well, both here in the national team and against him in the Champions League. [pelo Paris Saint-Germain]🇧🇷 He deserves it because he is an amazing guy, a very important player for us. I am very happy for him and for us, because [o golo dele] it gave us peace of mind in the game,” Messi said at the press conference after the match.

The Argentina captain was voted man of the match after opening the scoring in the 64th minute and helping the Benfica midfielder score the second goal for Albiceleste, who made their World Cup debut with a surprise 2-1 draw against Saudi Arabia.

“We did not expect to start the World Cup with a defeat. We wanted to turn the tide. We knew it was important to win because if we didn’t win the situation would be very difficult, we would be back in the race. [pelo apuramento para os oitavos de final]🇧🇷 The victory was a relief for the whole team, because we again relied on ourselves,” he said.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker, who scored his eighth goal in 21 World Cup games, admitted that the first half against the Mexicans “was difficult”, but in the second half the Argentines began to “possess the ball”. ball, find places between the lines and get closer to the court.

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“Enzo’s great goal ended the match and now we can face the game against Poland in a different way,” the Argentine international concluded.

Shortly before this, the Argentine coach Lionel Scaloni also praised the game of the Benfica midfielder, who came on as a substitute for Guido Rodriguez in the second half.

“Enzo has a good pass between the lines and very good distribution and variety of play. He has this line pass that skips a line or two and finds players like Leo. [Messi], Di Maria, Mac Allister. Before that, we did a lot of horizontal passes,” the coach said at a press conference.

Argentina, which would have been relegated if defeated, beat Mexico 2-0 today with goals from Benfica’s Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez in their Group C second round match played in Lusail.

In the standings, the South Americans, champions of 1978 and 1986, moved up to second place with three points, one behind Poland and the same three Asians, losing 2-0 to the Poles, with the Mexicans in last place. , general.

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″I couldn’t leave without winning this award″

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″I couldn't leave without winning this award″

Statements from Otavio, the player of FC Porto, who this Monday received the Golden Dragon as Footballer of the Year.

Speech: “I thought and I didn’t say anything that I thought. It happened by itself, I’m very happy, I was looking for [o prémio] a lot of time. I saw others, I couldn’t leave without winning this prize. Thank God I won and now it’s time to make the most of it.”

Did you tell the President that you want the Golden Dragon? “I never commented, asking for an award was not my style, it was deserved, I was very happy, many could have won. I am very happy”.

Feeling: “This is something to be proud of, this is the best person in the club, everyone wants to win, this will go down in history. It will be kept under lock and key in the museum that I have. It will get worse.” , nothing will come of it, it will be well stored.

Gala: “It’s always great, because of covid-19, the gala concert has not been held for many years. It is always special, everyone wants to be part of the gala concert. Being a dragonado, he is even more special. We did a good job and this is proof.”

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″Most competitive costume required, Pepe’s costume″

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″Most competitive costume required, Pepe's costume″

Statements by Sergio Conceiçao after receiving the Golden Coach of the Year award at the Golden Dragons Gala

Golden Dragon cost: “I represent many people in this Golden Dragon. The first time I went to Olival with the president in 2017, he named the four essential pillars of FC Porto: rigor, competence, ambition and passion. Looking at it and being with it every day. My players, who don’t usually wear a formal suit as they do today, but the most competitive suit that is required, which is Pepe’s suit, give me great joy when I get up and go to work.”

Technical team and others: “With a super competent technical team, a health department, where there is not only Dr. Nelson Puga and therapists, but also an optometrist, pedologist, a number of people who work daily so that the players do not miss anything. and so that year after year they can get better and win, which is what we want.”

Techniques: “Victory. Not forgetting the people in the kitchen, in the restaurant, the people involved in analysis and observation, the equipment technicians, because today everyone is a technician… [risos]🇧🇷 Lawn techniques too, because I am very picky about the height of the lawn. I think that every detail is important and matters. Finally, a number of people who contribute to making this possible. This is not mine, this belongs to the people of Olival, who are always led by our great, my friend and godfather, the president.”

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A family: “Finally, to paraphrase our Gonzalinho [Borges], I want to dedicate it completely to my family, which is not easy, and parents, as always. Not being among us, they will certainly be very proud, not least because they have received two more extremely important people in the life of the club and that together they are up there watching us so that FC Porto becomes bigger , was getting better. , become stronger and win. And let’s keep it up. Is always. Because we deserve it. We are also honest, serious, dedicated and competent workers.”

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BALL – Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)

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BALL - Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)

Portuguese football has reason to rejoice as two more world champions will enter the national stages, the first to win the title as part of the Portuguese team, the only ones on the field yesterday, in Qatar, among 35 players who play in one of the top five leagues in the world, so called big 5.

Enzo Fernandez, 21-year-old midfielder, and Nicolás Otamendi, 34-year-old central defender, played 120 minutes for Argentina. would advance to the Argentine penalty as Montiel quickly put an end to doubts – and represented not only Benfica in the list of clubs of great prestige, but also a league of lesser expression, such as the Portuguese, the only one of the less media and powerful ones that had players in the final.

Neither in the starting lineup (see tables), nor in the 13 options used by the coaches – Montiel (Sevilla), Pezzella (Betis), Acuña (Sevilla), Leandro Paredes (PSG), Lautaro Martinez ( Inter) and Dybala (Roma) entered Argentina, from the French side they were also called Disasi (Monaco), Conate (Liverpool), Fofana (Monaco), Camavinga (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bavaria), Muani (Eintracht) and Thuram (Borussia). M’gladbach) – if they found other players who didn’t play in the leagues of England, Spain, Italy, France or Germany, that’s a clear sign of where the money and power come from to attract great players.
Some, like Enzo and Otamendi, are just over the top.ig 5 – if the midfielder was already in vogue among the richest in Europe, followed by Liverpool and Real Madrid, among others, now that he has won the World Cup and the best young player trophy in the competition … – but they shine enough to guarantee yourself a place in the best team in the world.

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