Lionel Messi thanks Angel Di Maria Because it was the 33-year-old’s goal that led to Messi finally tasting the sweetness of winning the international title with the Argentine national team.
Argentina came out as champions in the 2021 Copa America. Albiceleste became champions after winning over Brazil in a match held at the Maracana Stadium.
Argentina won 1-0, with Di Maria’s goal and Rodrigo De Paul’s assist in the 22nd minute. For Argentina, this is the 15th title they have ever won. Argentina is the country with the most titles, along with Uruguay.
For Lionel Messi, the 2021 Copa America title has a very important meaning. Because this is his first title with Argentina. Messi has many titles with Barcelona, but only one with Argentina.
Di Maria admitted to having an important dialogue with Messi after the game. Messi has sent an important message for Di Maria, who has missed the last few finals through injury.
“This will be an unforgettable moment. Messi said thank you to me, I said thank you to him,” Di Maria was quoted as saying by Goal International.
“Messi told me that it was my final, that it was a rematch for the final that I couldn’t play. It had to be today [winner] and it happened today,” said Di Maria.
Argentina failed in four successive finals with Lionel Messi, before winning the 2021 Copa America, and Di Maria was part of the team. Now, Di Maria is the decider of Argentina’s title and he is dedicating this special moment to his family.
“I’m happy for my daughter, my wife, my parents, everyone who supports us and for all the crazy people who have come here,” Di Maria said.
“The World Cup is coming soon and this is a big boost,” said the PSG player.