Lionel Messi is not 100% fit, and nothing worries Argentine fans more. According to media reports, the Paris Saint-Germain player has been experiencing hamstring pain in his left leg since the semifinal matchup with Croatia. The claims also state that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was absent from the December 15 training session.
In the early stages of the match against Croatia, Messi was seen clutching his hamstring. He was, however, able to play the entire game, scoring the game’s first goal with a penalty and setting up another as his team won 3-0. Prior to this weekend’s high-profile match with the defending champions France, Messi’s condition has worsened by continuing to play while suffering from a hamstring ailment, media reports claim.
However, Messi is injury-free, as per Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who is optimistic his captain will be available for the FIFA World Cup 2022 final. It was a challenging game for Messi to play 120 minutes against the Netherlands, Martinez said, but Messi wants to complete every match. As per Martinez, Messi is really strong physically, and he always wins the game.
Messi has been instrumental in taking his team to the final. He either scored goals or assisted one of his teammates to score. Out of 12 goals that Argentina scored at Qatar 2022, Messi either scored or assisted eight. That is exactly why Argentina fans have every reason to be worried about “Magical” Messi’s injury.