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Messi: Argentina is the favorite in the Copa América, but that doesn’t mean we’ll win it easily

Lionel Messi, the captain of Argentina’s national team, is preparing to experience another Copa América. Scaloni’s squad, the reigning world champions, is undoubtedly the favorite:

“I have always said and repeat that Argentina is the favorite. We are always the best, but we must not take things for granted: that way, we have suffered so many blows until now. We can say we are the best because we are the reigning world champions, but that doesn’t mean we’ll win this Copa América easily,” declared “The Flea” in an interview for América TV with journalist and former San Lorenzo president, Marcelo Tinelli.

Messi emphasized that Ecuador “has a very good generation, who know what they want and are intense” and also included Colombia, Uruguay, and Brazil in the group of favorites.

“That’s why I say it will be a very, very contested Copa America. The group knows this and is aware that we will have to give our best and even more to win again.”

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The Argentine captain highlighted the good atmosphere in the Albiceleste dressing room:

“After winning so much in recent years, we have a greater spiritual calmness.”

Then, regarding the triumph in Qatar: “I have always been grateful for the love I have received throughout my career, as if everyone wanted it to end this way, that I couldn’t leave football without being a world champion. And well, thank you, God, it was possible, it was a ‘revenge’ for the loss in 2014. I fulfilled all my dreams and never imagined I would experience all this, I think everything happens for a reason.”

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