“Don’t injure Leo (Messi) because I’ll kill you”: Aguero to Otamendi

The 2022/23 Champions League group stage draw drew some huge reactions, together with these of former Argentina worldwide Sergio Aguero, who analyzed and reacted to the groupings on his social media. Amongst which, was his response to Lionel Messi and Paris Saint Germain going through Portugal’s Benfica and teammate Nicolas Otamendi in Group H.

“PSG get Benfica… Otamendi, don’t injure Leo as a result of I’ll kill you, the World Cup is coming,” Aguero stated throughout his livestream on Twitch.

Otamendi, a centre-back with 91 appearances for Argentina’s senior crew, is thought for not holding again with tackles and challenges for the opposition attackers and it’s clear that Aguero, a former nationwide and Manchester Metropolis teammate is conscious of this character trait embedded within the 34-year-old.

Additionally within the group are Juventus and one other Argentina worldwide, Angel Di Maria, who was the only real objective scorer in his nationwide crew’s Copa America closing win in opposition to Brazil final yr.

“And also you’re additionally taking part in in opposition to Fideo (Ángel Di María), Juventus…,” Aguero reacted to the identical as he put a hand on his head.

The 2022 World Cup is scheduled halfway by means of the membership season in November and December, after the conclusion of the Champions League group stage fixtures. Argentina, who not solely received the continental match but in addition beat European Champions Italy in La Finalissima, have been seen as one of many groups to be careful for within the pinnacle occasion this yr.

The crew had agonizingly missed out on the glory in 2014 when Germany bested them 1-0 within the closing in Brazil. With Messi turning 35 and Di Maria, 34, this may effectively be their final probability to elevate the trophy. And as their former teammate put it, Argentina will want the duo to be at their one hundred pc if they’re to win a primary World Cup in 36 years.

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