Emma Raducanu said it was «pretty incredible» to see Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe face off in the World Cup final in Qatar. Messi and Mbappé gave an absolute show in the World Cup final in Qatar, which had to be resolved in a penalty shootout.
Argentina led 2-0 in regulation time, before Mbappé scored two late goals to tie the game 2-2 and force extra time. In extra time, Messi scored for a 3-2 lead before Mbappé scored an equalizer to force a penalty shootout.
Messi and Mbappé took their penalties but it was Messi’s Argentina that won the World Cup title. Raducanu, who was in the stands for the World Cup final, says he could definitely learn from watching how Messi and Mbappe handled the stage and the moment.
«Seeing Messi and Mbappé go head to head was really great. What Mbappé was able to do in that final was unbelievable. I’m very happy for Messi because he finished it off perfectly. It was so good to see.» how they handled the setting and timing.
I think you can learn from how they handled it, how they continued, how they took penalties under pressure. It was amazing to watch,» Raducanu told the Daily Mirror.
«Seeing Messi and Mbappé go head to head was really great.
I think you can learn from that, how they kept going, how they were taking penalties under pressure. It was quite amazing to see’#Raducano | #EmmaRaducanu pic.twitter.com/rObLVDnF5b — Emma Raducanu fans (@RaducanuNews) January 15, 2023
Raducanu is mentored by Harry Kane
Kane, who captained England in the last World Cup final, is Raducanu’s mentor.
“Obviously, Harry is a great role model and very professional, and I think being able to talk to him is really cool. We haven’t talked much, but obviously he’s an outstanding player and he’s great, right?
For someone of his accomplishments, it’s quite remarkable how humble he is. I respect him a lot,» Raducanu told PA news agency, according to Tennis365. The 29-year-old Kane has been one of the most English footballers in the last 10 years. Kane’s name is constantly in the headlines and he fully understands the Raducanu’s current situation.