Argentina A combative part of Argentine team
Rodrigo de Paul has revealed a joke he shared with Lionel Messi while part of a camp with the Argentinian national team.
The Udinese man has formed a pragmatic partnership with Leandro Paredes in midfield for Lionel Scaloni‘s side in recent months.
“Messi tells Paredes and I that all our opponents hate us,” De Paul told Club 94.7.
“We responded by telling him that we have to do the fighting because we can’t send him to do it. We laughed a lot.”
De Paul also touched on Messi‘s leadership qualities as captain of the national team.
“Messi made himself available [to us] as the captain that he is,” De Paul added.
“We’re in the group between the oldest and the youngest players.
“Sometimes we sit down and we listen to the experiences of the older players.”