Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries did not appreciate a question about Lionel Messi at a press conference before the highly anticipated quarter-final between the Oranje and Argentina on Friday. The end of the career of the Albiceleste striker, the 26-year-old right-back has nothing to do with it.
Eyes will be on Lionel Messi. Next Friday, on behalf of the quarter-final of the World Cup 2022 between Argentina and the Netherlands, the Paris Saint-Germain striker will be the main spearhead for Lionel Scaloni’s Albiceleste, who fell in the round of 16 against Australia (2-1) and whose fate in the competition now goes through a qualification at the expense of the Oranje of Louis van Gaal, for their part winners in the previous round of the United States (3-1). A meeting which could constitute the last appearance of the star of Paris Saint-Germain on a lawn of a World Cup, since it should be remembered that the “Pulga” made it known before the start of the competition that he was going to play in Qatar l final World Cup of his career.
🎙️ Dumfries: “I think there are 16 million people in #NED who we don’t put into mourning.”
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🎙️ Dumfries: “That’s who we play for right?” pic.twitter.com/UXMZrC3ZY2
“We’re playing for them, aren’t we?”
In front of journalists, Denzel Dumfries answered a surprising question about the former Barcelona player. A journalist has asked the defender of the Netherlands and Inter Milan to react to the prospect of seeing Lionel Messi honor his last match at the World Cup, an event for which the native of Rosario has not yet registered. on his record despite a presence in the final of the 2014 edition, lost against Germany. “Do you realize that by eliminating Messi you are not only grieving Argentina, but the whole world?” But little affected by this eventuality, the 26-year-old right-back addressed a tackle to the main person concerned. “I think there are 16 million people in the Netherlands that we will not mourn. It’s for them that we play, isn’t it?