Many current and former players pulled for Lionel Messi to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The 35-year-old would go on to lift the trophy that has long eluded him after Argentina defeated France in penalty kicks (4-2).
In an interview on Mehmet Demirkol’s Galaxy Guide program on Socrates Youtube channel, former Atletico Madrid and Barcelona player Arda Turan explained why he wanted to see Messi lift the trophy over Cristiano Ronaldo.The tournament in Qatar was the last for Messi and Ronaldo, so there was an obvious debate as to which of the two would win the competition in their final crack at winning a World Cup. “I really wanted Leo to win,” Turan said (h/t GOAL Turkey). “Because he is the best in history. Ronaldo is also a great scorer, but in the team Ronaldo plays, you may not always dominate the game.