“We have been away from our families, from our homes for many days. I think we are the only ones who never broke the bubble. We have a goal and we fight for it.” Lionel Messi enjoys this access of Argentina to the semifinals, but he also remembers the effort they are making, without seeing their loved ones for several weeks. All for a common goal: the elusive Copa América, the one that hasn’t happened since 1993.
On the 10th he had a stratospheric match against the Ecuadorians. The night painted crooked by the auction that had hit the stick, hand in hand with the goalkeeper. However, minutes later he had an eagle vision to see De Paul alone, who made it 1-0. And already in the second half, he enabled Lautaro Martínez to make it 2-0 and, as the icing on the cake, he nailed a barbarous free kick for the final result.
The celebration of Messi’s children (Instagram).
From Argentina, La Pulga had a very special bench. His privileged fans: his sons Thiago, Mateo and Ciro. Anto Rocuzzo, the couple of 10, uploaded a photo to social networks, with the three little ones dressed in the Argentina shirt and happy for their father and for the semis. “Come on Argentina, we love you daddy,” wrote Anto.
Messi talking to his family.
Minutes later, they had a video call. On the one hand, Messi in the dressing room. On the other, the family putting up with it on Argentine soil. “Let’s go love, “Anto said in a story he shared on his Instagram account. A perfect night, with Leo as the lord and master of Lionel Scaloni’s team.
“Let’s go step by step, hopefully we can be in the final“Messi closed in the statements with the TV. It is the wish of the entire National Team, of his entire family and, logically, of all the football people. On Tuesday, a new appointment with Colombia.