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In a moving speech after his life-size statue was unveiled and the world-cup-winning Argentine team honored, Lionel Messi tried to capture what the world cup triumph meant to him.
“I’m fulfilled with this, it was what I was missing. Thank God I got everything in football,” Messi said. South American football’s governing body Conmebol on Monday presented the 35-year-old Argentine star with the statue, which will be placed in the museum beside the statues of the legendary players Pelé and Diego Maradona.
“I keep these cups in the museum at home. Thanks to Conmebol for this tribute to us and to Sole for the theme, we listen to it a lot and it reminds me of when she sang it to Diego. We are living very beautiful moments, we were lucky to return to Argentina after the World Cup and we received many expressions of affection. It was different, that’s how the people of Argentina show it,” Messi said.
He also talked about the universal love for him and Argentina that was witnessed during and post the world cup in Qatar.
“In many parts of the world, they were happy for us. The last thing I want to say is that beyond the love that this group receives, I think we are still not aware of what it means.
We think about what is coming and Not what we did, this is for life. I’m fulfilled with this, it was what I was missing. Thank God I got everything in football,” Messi said.
He also had words of advice to young athletes around the world, as he traced his journey.
“I had never thought about this, my dream as a boy was to be a professional football player. I always tried to improve myself and want more. I had many defeats but I always looked forward. I always wanted to go for a win, that’s the most important thing. Fighting for your dreams, the ball is the most beautiful thing there is,” Messi ended.
Kheloge Mota, Tabhi to jitoge Mota.