In the midst of the celebrations of the Argentine team, its captain and main figure Lionel Messi published a video and an emotional message on his Instagram account, in which he refers to the fact that he always wanted to win a World Cup, although he knew that perhaps “it would never happen”.
“From Grandoli to the World Cup in Qatar, almost 30 years passed. It was close to three decades in which the ball gave me many joys and also some sadness. I always had the dream of being a World Champion and I didn’t want to stop trying, even knowing that it might never happen”, says the first paragraph.
“This Cup that we got is also for all those who did not achieve it in the previous World Cups that we played, like in 2014 in Brazil, where everyone deserved it because of how they fought until the very final, worked hard and wanted it as much as I did… And we deserved it even in that damn final”, adds the ‘Flea’.
Messi did not forget Diego Maradonawho became his coach in the Argentine team.
“It is also from Diego who encouraged us from heaven. And of all those who always spent their time supporting the National Team without looking so much at the result but rather the desire that we always put into it, also when things did not turn out as we wanted. And of course, it is from all this beautiful group that was formed and from the coaching staff and all the people from the national team who, being anonymous, work day and night to make it easier for us, ”he wrote.
Messi is 35 years old and with what he achieved in Qatar sum 42 titles, only one less than the Brazilian Dani Alves, who is the player with the most titles today.
“Many times failure is part of the journey and learning and without disappointments it is impossible for successes to come. Thank you very much from the heart! Let’s go Argentina!!!”, ends Messi’s message.