Growing up supporting Manchester United, I’ve always been a Cristiano Ronaldo fan. When he joined Real Madrid, my loyalty followed (it also helped that David Beckham used to play for Real) and I started supporting Real as well. Which automatically made Barcelona a rival club. You tend to hate the rival clubs and their players. But not Lionel Messi. You just don’t hate Lionel Messi. Why?
Well, have you ever watched Lionel Messi play football?
Pele once called football the beautiful game. Between all the tackles, the foul play, the dives and the dirty tactics, it is players like Lionel Andres Messi who pay testament to what the Brazilian said.
From the streets of Argentina to becoming the world’s best player, Messi has won all there is to win… Well, almost everything!
For a player who deserved every trophy on his shelf, international glory has always eluded him.
“This is not for me”, he said right after losing to Chile in the Copa America final, a few hours ago.
But I don’t agree with you, Leo. If football is for someone, no matter what the stage, it is you. I’m sure it is not easy being the best player in the world and proving it week in & week out, and that too for seasons on end.
But the thing is that you did. You still do. Ask the ones who watch you and they will verify this statement. 5 Golden Balls on a cabinet don’t lie. There is no disputing that fact.
You earned those!