Argentina captain Lionel Messi hails Real Madrid’s transfer goal, calling it ‘spectacular’

Argentina Pattern Lionel Messi He had took a showet real Madrid-He praised midfielder Enzo Fernández, describing him as an integral member of Lionel Scaloni’s team.

Enzo Fernández has been one of the most impressive players for Argentina in 2022 FIFA World Cup. He has not only run the show in the middle of the park, but has also proven to be quite a handful in the opposition area.

Fernández, 21, was on the scoreboard in La Albiceleste’s crucial Group C victory over Mexico. Taking a penalty corner from Lionel Messi in the 87th minute, Fernández took a couple of touches inside the box and found the top right corner with an unstoppable curling effort. His goal served as a surefire goal for Argentina, with them sailing to a 2-0 victory over the Mexicans.

After the match, Lionel Messi praised Fernández for his performance, calling him a sensational footballer. Messi, as transmitted by the Argentine medium Ole, said:

“Enzo doesn’t surprise me, I know him, I see him train every day, I played against him in the Champions League and he deserves it. He is a spectacular boy and a very important player for us”.

Having turned pessimistic about signing Jude Bellingham, Real Madrid are believed to be considering alternatives. According to The Real Champs, Fernández, who joined Benfica from River Plate in the summer transfer window, has become a target. It has been claimed that Real Madrid had an eye on Fernández during his time at River Plate, but he never made a move.

Portuguese giants Benfica, who can keep Fernández at the club until June 2027, are unlikely to sell him to Real Madrid on the cheap. They are also not expected to let the player leave in the January transfer window.

Lionel Messi could make history if he scores against the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Lionel Messi, who has scored three times and grabbed an assist in four games in Qatar, will look to inspire Argentina to win the quarterfinal against the Netherlands on December 9. Scoring against the Dutch on Friday would also take the Argentine to a very special milestone, making him Argentina’s joint top scorer in World Cup history.

Lionel Messi has so far scored nine World Cup goals (23 games) in his decorated career. He only needs one more goal to match Gabriel Batistuta’s World Cup tally and go down in history as La Albiceleste’s joint top scorer in the tournament.

However, reaching the milestone against the Dutch will not be easy. Louis van Gaal’s team is unbeaten in 19 games and has conceded only two goals in four games so far. The Paris Saint-Germain maestro will need to bring his A game to break through the Dutch rearguard at the Lusail Iconic Stadium on Friday.

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