Argentina hero Lionel Messi took to social media to express his gratitude to fans and teammates who has fought for years in the quest to winning the World Cup.
The PSG striker recounts disappointing moments from previous world cups especially when they came very close at winning it in Brazil 2014 but lost it to the Germany side in a dramatic 1-0 victory in the 113 minutes.
This was what he wrote,
From Grandoli to the Qatar World Cup took almost 30 years. It was close to three decades when the ball gave me many joys and also some sorrows. I always dreamed of being a World Champion and I didn’t want to stop trying, even knowing that maybe I would never give up.
This Cup we got is also from all those who did not make it in the previous World Cups we played, like in 2014 in Brazil, where they all deserved it for how they fought until the same final, worked hard and wanted it as much as I did… And we deserved it even in that damn ending.
It’s also from Diego who encouraged us from heaven. And of all those who spent the time always benching the National Team without looking so much at the result but the desire we always put into it, also when things didn’t go as we wanted.
And of course, it’s from all this beautiful group that was formed and of the technical team and all the people of the national team who, being anonymous, work day and night to make it easier for us.
Many times failure is part of the journey and learning and without the disappointments it is impossible for success to come..
Thank you very much from my heart! Let’s go Argentina!!!