BREAKED THE SILENCE: Lionel Messi finally revealed what he said before the penalty that gave the World Cup to Argentina

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For several days, videos have been circulating on social networks in which it can be seen that, before the penalty executed by Gonzalo Montiel, Lionel Messi said something.

Many believed that it was a message for Celia, his grandmother to whom he dedicates all his goals, or for Diego Armando Maradona, the Argentine legend who, unfortunately, passed away in 2020. And no, it was not like that.

The 10 could have continued with the thread of this mystical story, but he preferred to tell the truth. In an interview for the show street dogs of urban playthe top Ballon d’Or winner revealed that he was asking God and Montiel for the final to end now.

After so much suffering over the years, and after a cardiac final, Lio wanted the wait to end once and for all.


“What did I say? I don’t really remember, but I think nothing, that he was talking to Cachete, that he was going to kick him, that he kick him, that he doesn’t make us suffer anymore. I think he was going there. Yes, ask God, as it was throughout my entire life. More at that moment, but I think he was going there, to tell Montiel: ‘Do it, finish it here, let’s not stretch this anymore’. Because we still had one more chance if he made a mistake, but it was like asking him, God, everyone, to stop (…) To my grandmother and Diego, not really. Yes, to God and asking him to do it (to Montiel) so that it ends ».

What did you feel when you saw that you had finally been given to be world champion? «It is difficult to explain what I feel at that moment. It’s kind of what I used to say with my family. A lot of things cross your mind and, at the same time, nothing. It’s like you’re empty, you’re enjoying that moment, not being able to believe that, in the end, we made it. It is very difficult to explain what it feels like at that moment.

«It’s a bit like that, to say that’s it, it’s over, it’s given to me. I achieved everything with the national team as I always dreamed of, I achieved everything in my career, at Barcelona, ​​individually. And it was like closing my career in a unique way. The truth is that when I started with all this I never imagined that it was going to be this way, that all this was going to happen to me. Getting to that moment was the best.”

Undefeated Data. Lionel Messi registered 7 goals and 3 assists in 7 games played in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He was champion, leader in assists and Ballon d’Or. Better, impossible.

Did you know…? Lionel Messi is the first footballer in history to manage to convert in all phases of the same World Cup. He scored in the group stage, round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals and final.

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