2022 World Cup: Perez makes claim on Lionel Messi
Udinese defender, Nehuen Perez, has claimed that he is afraid of touching Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi in training for Argentina due to the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Perez has been called up to the Argentine national team previously but is yet to win his first cap at the senior level for his country.
However, the centre-back has been involved in multiple training sessions with Messi.
Perez will train with Messi once again as he has made Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni’s latest 28-man squad for September.
However, Perez, who joined Udinese this summer from Atletico Madrid, joked that he is scared of touching Messi in training as he fears injuring him.
Speaking about training with the former Barcelona captain Messi, Perez told Ole that if ‘Messi gets injured, we’re in the oven”.
Perez said, “I’m always afraid of touching or injuring him. We have to take care of him, ha.
“If we get injured, we’re in the oven, we don’t have to be idiots.”
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