Former Argentina international Gabriel Heinze believes that the national team can do well in Russia for the World Cup. He said that they have inherited a relatively easy group stage and that it will become more interesting at the knock-out stage.
He said that this will be the last chance of a generation of players such as Lionel Messi to win the tournament and that he is sure that they will be giving their best to lift the trophy.
However, he admitted that this will not be easy as there are so many teams that have some good squad. He said that Germany, Brazil, and Spain are among the favorites to lift the tournament and that Argentina will have to be at their best if they want to win this trophy.
Gabriel Heinze said that he has so many friends in the national team and he knows that they are preparing themselves well for this tournament. He said that the qualifying campaign has been hard for them but he feels that the team has improved a lot since then.
He believes that the tough qualifying campaign has been a blessing in disguise and that the players have since then raised the level of their game.
He said that Argentina has some good players and that they can have a good tournament in Russia if they believe in themselves. He said that it all depends on how the players arrived at the tournament as they will be coming out of a strenuous season.
Gabriel Heinze said that very often it is not the best side that wins the World Cup but the one that brings in the fitter players. Personally, he believes that Germany will win the tournament as they have not only the best players but also the experience.