from the mixed zone to his bedroom, why Agüero won’t let go of Messi

from the mixed zone to his bedroom, why Agüero won't let go of Messi

Former Argentina striker and young retiree Sergio Agüero (34) has obtained authorization from the Argentine Federation to stay with the Albiceleste team in Qatar until the World Cup final against the France team. , Sunday at the Lusail stadium. A remarkable presence for the one who even goes so far as to share the room of his friend Lionel Messi.

Indispensable Sergio Aguero. If the former Argentina striker retired a year ago due to heart rhythm disorders, the one who has 41 goals in 101 caps with the Albiceleste is omnipresent during this World Cup in Qatar. The player was not used to sparing his efforts on the attacking front. The young retiree is also struggling to create atmosphere, support, help and even defend Lionel Messi’s partners, in search of a third star against the France team on Sunday in the World Cup final (kick-off at 4 p.m.).

Scaloni’s 27th man

It’s simple, in Doha, the former Manchester City striker is everywhere. In order to guarantee the unity of the group, the AFA, the Argentine Federation, invited him within the delegation. A bit like he was Lionel Scaloni’s 27th man. According to TyC Sports, he will share the room of his good friend Lionel Messi until Sunday. The two Argentines have always made common room in selection before Agüero prematurely ends his career in 2021.

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He calmed down Messi after his falling out with Weghorst

To gauge Agüero’s influence on the Pulga, just see Messi’s face light up when he realizes he’s about to receive the Best Player trophy in the match against Croatia from his friend. Present for honours, celebrating qualifying on the lawn with the Argentinians or participating in training (we saw him put on a “mine” and even stop a penalty!), Agüero also knows how to become a mediator when the PSG star heated in the mixed zone with the Dutchman Wout Weghorst in the quarter-finals. He also does not hesitate to show his fangs on social networks to defend Lionel Messi’s team.

Agüero's joy with the Argentines after the victory against the Netherlands
Agüero’s joy with the Argentinians after the victory against the Netherlands © ICON Sport

He calmed down boxing star Canelo

He is the one who goes to the front line to defend the PSG striker against threats from Mexican boxer Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, who accused his former sidekick of stomping on a Mexican shirt after Argentina’s 2-0 victory in the group stage. “Mr. Canelo, don’t look for excuses or problems, you probably don’t know enough about football and what can happen in the locker room,” he told him on Twitter. And the boxer ran. “I got carried away by the passion and love I feel for my country and I made inappropriate comments, wrote the boxer on his Twitter account. So I want to apologize to Messi and the people Argentine.”

Regularly converted into a streamer, the 34-year-old Argentinian also clashed on Twitter and then live on Twitch with a famous Spanish youtuber who dared to post a photo of the Argentinians chasing the Dutch after the penalty shootout (“go play FIFA” ). Not one to joke with the selection, Sergio Agüero will be the first supporter of Argentina on Sunday against the Blues. At the end of the final, we should see him on the lawn of the Lusail stadium. It remains to be seen if he will be drunk with joy or if he will console Lionel Messi.