He was criticized by journalists, fans and his grandfather. A month after securing his long-awaited World Cup gold, Lionel Messi, 35, talks about the impact of the criticism on him.
in Akbar interview With radio presenter Andy Kusnetsov Lionel Messi talks about how he never doubted that “God would give him the World Cup” and the relief when he finally managed to lift his The most important cup in international football.
It was bigger than I could have imagined, and I didn’t have low expectations, says Messi.
In a candid interview with the radio channel UrbanaPlay, the Argentine also spoke about the criticism he has faced over the years, especially how it has affected his family.
– There were many difficult periods in the national team. Great disappointments and loss in the finals, where we were close, but did not make it, explains the 35-year-old.
Losing to Germany in the World Cup final in 2014 Followed by two consecutive defeats against Chile in the Copa America in 2015 and 2016, and after the last defeat, Messi announced that he had finished with the national team.
The Argentine jewel returned to La Albiceleste after only a few months, but since his debut in 2005, Messi has been under attack from several teams.
Diego Maradona doubt Argentine fans wondered about Messi’s leadership skills How motivated He was in the national team, and his their grandfather He has been described as “lazy”.
There has been a lot of criticism over a long time, and I know my family has suffered from it, maybe harder than I have been through, says Messi.
They wanted to be strong, but I know they were affected by what people say about me. The criticism is about more than me as a footballer, but also as a person. My family upset me and gave me a hard time.
When WC was gone in the box, he yelled “It’s over!” to his wife, Antonella, and their three children. Years of criticism and bad feelings vanished in an instant, according to Messi.
– The fact that we won the America’s Cup (2021) and now the WC, and then I thought: “Now I’ve won it all. There’s nothing left to prove. It was like a full lap.”
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