The day after the world champions party,
wrote some emotional words on his Instagram account where he expressed "his happiness to see all the Argentine people enjoying themselves" and thanked "all the people for the love."
"Many times I imagined what it could be to return to my country as a world champion but now
I have no words to explain what I feel
, how grateful I am to all the people for their love", exclaimed the Argentine captain.
And he added: "These are very, very special days and I can only tell you that
I am immensely happy to see all the Argentine people enjoying
and celebrating what was another success for everyone. Thank you."
Leo's post appeared in his
minutes after 11 this Friday, about 12 hours after the closing of a dream night at the Monumental, along with more than 80,000 people.
The publication was accompanied by nine images from different moments, including the celebration of the 800th goal in his career.
But the first, and most visible, was the moment in which she lifted the World Cup together with Antonela Roccuzzo and her three children, and her companions behind her.
In a matter of seconds, the post exceeded one million
And almost at the same time, he uploaded a photo hugging Thiago, Mateo and Ciro to his Instagram stories.
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Before lifting the golden trophy obtained in Qatar, the best player in the world gave away a great free-kick goal for the 2-0 final against Panama with which he reached the 800th shout in his professional career and with which he broke another record: he was as the Argentine soccer player with the most free kick goals, with 62 conversions, surpassing Diego Armando Maradona (61).
Beyond the fact that the friendly was the excuse for the perfect celebration, the star from Rosario took the game very seriously, like the rest of his teammates.
And that great goal that he nailed at the end of the game could well be a metaphor for his career to glory.
"Thank you for all the love we have been receiving. We were going to do everything possible for this. I
always dreamed of this moment
, of being able to celebrate with you, of being able to come to my country, to Argentina, to lift a Copa América, the Finalissima and the World Cup", said the 10, grabbing the microphone with his right hand and caressing the Cup with his left hand.
The story that Messi uploaded on Instagram with his children.
And he continued to refer to the previous group that was runner-up in Brazil in 2014 and was on the brink of winning the Copa América in 2015 and 2016: "We are celebrating the champions but I don't want to forget all the teammates who passed and who were also very close. They deserve everyone's respect and recognition as well."
"Let's enjoy this because we spent a long time to win it again. We know it's very difficult. Hopefully it won't take many years to do it again. Let's enjoy the third star," closed the Flea, who received a thunderous ovation.
The party continued on the networks
In addition to Messi, other world champions expressed their feelings on social networks.
Next, the emotion on the surface of the members of La Scaloneta.
: "A day that I will never forget. May this union and passion never end."
Ángel Di María:
Ángel Di María:
"Inexplicable what each of us experienced. Thank you very much, Argentines. Eternal thanks. World champions. Eternal"
Rodrigo De Paul:
Rodrigo De Paul:
"I love you, what a magical night."
"I have no words to express this moment that will last a lifetime. I just want to say thanks to you and to the life that made me Argentine. I love you, Selection. And yes, for a lifetime."
"Eternal thanks for so much, Argentina. An unforgettable night for the rest of my life. I once dreamed of being able to win the world championship and that my family and friends can enjoy this unique moment."
"There are emotions that only football achieves and that only Argentines understand. Incredible night. They don't know what it is to see everyone so happy and how much we enjoy this unforgettable celebration."
"Thank you for making this day unforgettable. Sharing it with our people makes it unique. We are world champions, damn it"
"People shout world champions. Thank you Argentina for so much love"
"Thank you for so much love, Argentina"
"Thank you all for this unforgettable day. We are World Champions."