Lionel Messi did not sleep at night after losing the World Cup final

Lionel Messi did not sleep at night after losing the World Cup final

former agent of Leo MessiFabian Soldini recently claimed that Lionel Messi had not slept a night in over a year after losing the 2014 Brazil final to Germany.

One of the all-time greats, Lionel Messi has won it all in his glorious club career. However, it was 16 long years before he won his first trophy with the national team.

Lionel Messi earned his first major honor with Argentina last year when they defeated Brazil in the Copa América final with a singles victory. Messi played great football throughout the tournament. He won the Golden Boot award, the highest attendance award and was also named Copa America Most Valuable Player.

The following year, Messi added another trophy to his showcase. Argentina defeated European champions Italy in the Finalissima. Despite not scoring, Messi gave 2 assists and was chosen as the man of the match.

How did losing the World Cup final affect Lionel Messi?

Lionel Messi did not sleep at night after losing the World Cup final

Now Lionel Messi will take Argentina to the next round Qatar World Cup 2022. So far it is the only trophy that Messi has not lifted in his entire career. In 2014 he was very close.

Argentina played excellent football in the group stage and knockout rounds before meeting Germany in the final. The last game was a very even affair. Neither team managed to break the tie in regulation time.

Germany had the last laugh when super substitute Mario Götze scored the winner in the 114th minute of the match. Losing that game haunted Messi for a long time. His agent Fabián Soldini also revealed something similar.

when talking to Sports T&CSoldini said, “When I was at his house after ten years without seeing him, he told me: ‘Fabi, it’s been a year since I woke up at night thinking about the final in Brazil. I can’t sleep. And I can assure you. He flips it over.”

However, things have changed now. Messi and Argentina will arrive as one of the favorites for the World Cup. They are undefeated in their last 35 games and are among the best teams in the world.

Speaking about Argentina’s chances, Soldini said: “I see him very mature, very calm. I see the group very closed. It seems to me that he deserved it with the race that he did up there”.

Like Argentina, Lionel Messi is also in top form. The PSG striker has scored 12 goals for his club in all competitions. In addition, he has also given 13 assists to his club. Messi has scored nine times in his last three games for Argentina. In general, he is currently one of the most stable players.

Messi will now hope to maintain his form and arrive in Qatar in the best possible shape.


Author: Angad Kumar Sharma

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