At the 2022 World Cup, Lionel Messi, the captain of Argentina, will remain by himself in a hotel room.
The 35-year-old is competing in his fifth competition and is motivated by the disappointment of losing to Germany in the final in Brazil in 2014.
As Lionel Scaloni’s team bunkers down at their training camp at the University of Qatar, it has now come to light that the Paris Saint-Germain star has broken with the Argentine custom of sharing a room.
Sergio Aguero, his longtime roommate, has moved out and is now living alone in Room B-201. When the two played together for Argentina at the youth level, Aguero, who has traveled to the tournament to support his nation, became Messi’s closest friend.
At the senior level, they lived together for eight years until Aguero’s heart condition forced him to hang up his boots in 2021. Aguero was a member of the team that won the Copa America in Brazil last year. After leaving Manchester City after ten years, he signed with Barcelona, but the problem wasn’t discovered until he had only played five games.
The Atletico Madrid player Rodrigo De Paul and former City defender Nicolas Otamendi share a room with Messi. Leandro Paredes and Angel Di Maria are in the room across from them.
Messi has been pushed by Argentina manager Scaloni to enjoy the competition.
“Messi has to enjoy this World Cup and have a nice time on the pitch, and then he will undoubtedly play how we know he can,” Scaloni added. We only say to him, “Enjoy it,’ and that’s all.