Everything is out in the open. Here's what Messi said in the locker room before the semi-final Football

The Argentine national team advanced to the final on the night from Tuesday to Wednesday. tournament Copa America held for the second time in history in the United States. The team led by coach Lionel Scaloni defeated Canada 2-0 (1-0). The goals for the winners were scored by Julian Alvarez (22nd minute) and Leo Messi (51.).

Leo Messi has spoken out. Special speech in the locker room

The first goal for Argentina was assisted by Rodrigo de Paul. The 30-year-old midfielder, who normally plays for Atletico Madrid he confessed after the match that Leo Messi he had a special speech in the locker room.

“Leo is always very clear. Today he touched on a point where he clearly knew he would motivate us even more. Leo told us that Fide's (Angel Di Maria – ed.) last match had to be in the final. And that together we could do it. We did it. Fide will retire as he deserves, playing one more final,” said Rodrigo de Paul.

Messi also commented on his speech. He wasn't sure what exactly he said.

“To be honest, I don't remember exactly what I said. It's the words that come out of you, that we feel. I remember talking about Fide, about enjoying it, about trying to play another final, that we value everything we do, that it's not easy to achieve what we have achieved,” Messi added.

Argentina will face the winner of Uruguay-Colombia in the Copa America final (July 11 at 2:00 CET). If Angel Di Maria plays in this match, it will be his 145th appearance for Argentina.

The Copa America final will be held on July 25 at Miami Gardens in the United States.

If Argentina wins the final, they will have the most wins in the tournament's history, tied with Uruguay at 15.

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