ormer England players Joe Cole and Peter Crouch predict that Lionel Messi, the captain of Argentina, will take home both the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Messi will make his fourth appearance at the World Cup, the biggest football event of the year.
The forward for Paris Saint-Germain has participated in 19 World Cup games so far over four editions, recording six goals and five assists.
Messi has previously won the Golden Ball, but he has never won the World Cup.
Has Messi [Lionel] proven it in the World Cup, Crouch asked in response to LadBible’s Agree to Disagree? Argentina still had some talented players when Maradona dragged them to the World Cups.
“Messi [could] easily be Golden Boot and best player of the tournament, regardless of whether they win it or not,”
“If they [Argentina] don’t win the tournament, it just leaves the [greatest player of all time] argument open,” Cole said on behalf of himself. Whether or not they succeed, I still believe Messi will play well and be the best player.