Leo Messi has lifted countless trophies in all his good work but no one will feel as good as the Copa America he won against Argentina against Brazil on Saturday.
Argentina’s 1-0 win over their rivals ended Albiceleste’s 28-year drought and doing so at the Maracana made the victory even more exciting.
Throughout his career, Messi was accused of not playing well for his country as he played for Barcelona, with some even questioning his qualifications and the biggest players for not winning the Argentina title.
Argentina failed to reach the major finals between 1993 and 2004 but, with Messi, managed to reach 5 finals – 4 in Copa America and one in the World Cup.
On Saturday, he finally delivered the silverware. It certainly wasn’t the biggest final but Messi was the best player in the tournament.
In addition, he is the leading scorer in the country and has been more visible to Argentina than any other player.
Now, the only thing missing from the Messiah in the blue and white shirt is the FIFA World Cup. His next chance will be in Qatar next year at the age of 35. And even though he is older, to prevent any injuries, he will still be leading his team to the big and prestigious football tournament’s greatest show on earth.