The Last Ride - Will The End Be Well?
Its been quite a months time of my pause in the sports blog, yet I was busy in finding the best moves and the hype that is created by the ensuing tournament, the biggest blockbuster in the sports genre, the world cup just a month away. So, its quite understandable that the most of the writing would revolve around football, and since I am a big enthusiast in this game, then its not overstated if I say I have all the ears and excitement to be a well wisher for my team.
Recently, UCL had flowed a tight clash and PSG could secure a 1-1 draw against Benfica. I dont like to watch these games grossly all over the years and since I am not a crazy avid fan, just a few hours allocation to have a grasp over the highlights of the missed games satisfy my thirst. Messi couldnt play a full time and all over the park and stadium, down to the fan club - those of us who support Messi so much have raised questions of the coaches solidity to be in such a team of high calibre.
These days, before going to attend the biggest stage, where every move and every bit of stamina and rhythm plays a lot and contribute to the teams overall performance, avoiding unexpected injuries and fitness testing is all what a player needs to maintain before giving it everything in the battles for controlling the ball and scoring for the team to win. Messi is a key player and like everyone I also believe quite a few years more he has the ability to play on the pitch and age is a big factor for football -- this moment what he needs is to have a sound rest before joining in the National side for final camping.
The coach is paradoxically smart and there is nothing to give to PSG for Messi it is just giving a certain attempt to be physically fit for the National side. I feel so reserved when I see such a big player had a anti climax when he left Barca, the team which witnessed a glorious past under the reign of Messi,those moments which reared up Messi from an ordinary player to a legend who shone as the brightest light that sparked as flames,flew as the wings of fire that created a new era of playing football. But, the fan all around the world didnt have the demarcation point, that Messi & Barca arent the same.
Yet, the moment when I saw Messi leaving Barca and signed in to come to PSG, he refused to take the number 10 jersey and thats out of a lurked sentiment, he never wanted to assimilate Barca with the PSG. What was going inside his mind is the fact that, there is literally nothing to give to Barca and he won everything that player can do, winning the treble quite a pair of times, individual flourishing of trophies and league cups one after another. But, people started to show fingers that Messi wont be enrolled among the greats, if he fails to secure a major trophy for his national side.
And we all know what it happened so far after successive defeats one after another, the tragedies that has been made and the reality was such a hard concept that the dramatization has become so naive compared to what he went through - at the time of losing the copa one after another, being so close to winning and missing final shots at the tie break, the aimless decision to leave the national jersey forever and the whole media and the fans went after protesting in the streets of Buens Eires, all across Europe and the South Asian Region.
Still, he came back well and that was much of a struggle for being back at the form again, rather doing whats best for gaining the rhythm and motivation, the mental strength and gear to play for the sky blues and the white jersey once more again, the jersey which he loved more than anything else in life. Sometimes in our life, dreams that we cherish to have a fruition in our life - begin to go away and we go after one by one- failures as if, there would be no chance of winning at all!!
For Robert Bruce it was the same defeat against Scotland, until the sixth attempt came as victorious. Messi is no exception to that fact and all the moons and sunshines were there to fold another chance of play at the copa title and lately we all knew how Di Maria's goal made him win at last against the mighty Brazil. Tears flew so far and ecstasy was there holding the trophy, agony turned to jubilation -- and only feelings can say how was the moment back then.
Yet, today just a few days of await for the coming tournament . I think, the Qatar world cup should write a history,plain and simple, naive and majestic, royal and beautiful, historic and legendary, epic and ephemeral, longer lasting and heart breaking, or anything else that would last forever. But I think, those of us here reading my write, watching soccer for two decades of time,starting from the days and moments when it was the early childhood days and school going and playing in the field with dirts and soaked socks with the muds of the midfield region, the rainy weather, its a dream to see the legend finishes with the greatest acquisition as a soccer player.
I just hope that this time he plays well and I have full firm faith for Argentina, the team under Scaloni showed a terrific performance, the determination in the attacking midfield, strong defense line and the tactical setup and the strong presence are something I saw in Scaloni's coaching and its just my prediction that this time, Argentina wont come back and halt the battle without a tight fight. Whatever the threats arise from the European speedy football or counter attack speciality - this team has all the immunity and antidote, lets see how they play on real time.