Energized at Wembley by Lionel Messi’s assists, Argentina’s players threw their superstar teammate in the air after he inspired them to a 2nd title in a year.
The national team’s victory has finally come to the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, near the end of his trophy-filled team career.
Argentina collected their first Finalissima trophy on Wednesday by beating Italy 3-0 in a meeting of the South American and European champions, while Messi helped Argentina win the Copa America last July with his first major title with the national team.
If we look at the two assistants while playing for Argentina 161, there is no sign that the 34-year-old Messi slowed down the chance to win his first World Cup title later this year.
“Our experience here was wonderful,” said Lionel Messi. “We knew it was going to be a good game and a good preparation when we could be champions.”
“We continue to grow, that’s what we want. We work every day to make the most of it. We continue to say we are not favorites but we will fight anyone because this team is hopeful, has clear goals. We must continue to improve. Now we have important games in September, we need to work and improve World Cup games. “