Opinion: One Reason Messi Can Win The Next World Cup In Qatar
A couple of days ago, Messi completed a shocking move to PSG from Barcelona, ending his 21years stay with the Catalan club to pick up a new challenge at the French club. While Messi will be expected to shatter a series of records in France, one thing that he could still achieve as a PSG player is winning the World cup next year if history is to repeat itself.
The dust is finally settling on Messi’s move to PSG, it’s time for reality to set in. What target will Messi set for himself as a PSG player? He has expressed his desire to win the UEFA Champions League once again, maybe winning the Ligue 1 championship will also appease to him or another shot at the Golden boot will also be one of his target.
Looking at Messi’s trophy cabinet, he seems to have won everything there is to be won in football except the World cup, which he came agonizingly close to winning in 2014. While it’s expected that Messi will help PSG achieve some of her dreams, including winning the UCL, Messi could also receive a huge favor from the club in return should record repeat itself. Maybe it’s based on the team they represent, or there’s an iota of luck attached to the club that has earned some players from the club in the past the success they have acquired.
According to record, former Barcelona midfielder, Ronaldinho joined Paris Saint German in year 2001 and went on to win the World cup the following year. Some years later, a very young Kylian Mbappé joined PSG from Monaco in 2017, only to repeat Ronaldinho’s exploit by winning the World cup the following year. The 2022 World cup that will be played in Qatar could be Messi’s last appearance for his country in a major tournament, should history repeat itself, then it means Messi could be World champions next year in Qatar.