The 34-year-old finally ended his long wait for a major trophy with Albiceleste after he was shot dead by Brazil in the Copa America final
Former Nigerian midfielder Matteo Adipojo believes that after guiding Argentina to the Copa America trophy on Saturday, Lionel Messi paved the way for many players to enter football.
The Baselist captain finally made his country proud when they beat Neymar’s Brazil 1-0 in the final, and it was Paris Saint-Germain forward Angel de Maria who made the first half of the Brazilian defense confused. He defeated Ederson by scoring a goal.
The victory at the Maracana Stadium saw Messi win by the most goals (four) against Colombia’s Luis Diaz – having previously held the International Trophy after four defeats in the final.
The former Super Eagle believes that the Barcelona star has paid his due to Argentina and has paved a good way for future footballers to believe.
“Whether or not Ballon d’Or has paid its dues to Argentina, and I believe the young man has paved the way for many Messi to come to football,” Oedipojo was quoted as saying. Copied Cartoon.
“The good thing is that Messi has finally won the continental trophy with his country and that could open the door to a lot of honors.
“It’s time to win the award because a lot of people say they haven’t won anything with the Argentine national team but they have done it now.”
In a previous interview, the 34-year-old, who was named the tournament’s player, could not hide his happiness in the final whistle.
“It’s crazy, the feeling of happiness is indescribable. I knew it had to happen at some point. The goal was clear and we were able to become champions. Happiness is so much. I’ve dreamed of it so many times.” “Macy Said.
I told Feudio [Di Maria] That today he was going to take his revenge and that was it. I want to share it with colleagues who have been so close so many times and it was not given to them. It’s for them too.
“I think God was saving this moment for me in the final and against Brazil in his country. He has a lot of credit to go. [coach] Lionel [Scaloni]. He always wanted the best for the national team. He knew how to bring the winning team together and he deserved your praise.
“I needed to get rid of the thorn in the side of being able to achieve something with the national team. I’ve been very close for so many years. I knew it was going to go wrong at some point. There is no better moment. “