Lionel Messi broke down crying as he was interviewed after Argentina’s 3-0 win vs. Bolivia and also during the celebrations.
Messi scored a hat trick and was the man of the match for Argentina. However, he stole the show even after the match. As he was speaking following the win, Messi got emotional and began crying. Here is what he had to say:
“I really wanted to be able to enjoy it. I waited a long time for this, I looked for it and I Dreamed of it. It’s a unique moment for the way it happened, after so much waiting.
“There was no better way to celebrate this than to be here. My mother, my brothers are in the stands… They suffered a lot and today, they are here celebrating. I’m very happy.”
The Argentina team celebrated with the Copa America trophy on the pitch after the match and Messi was once more emotional.
Messi lifting the Copa America trophy in front of Argentina fans 😍🇦🇷pic.twitter.com/AzjbmYUBNx— Messi Media (@LeoMessiMedia) September 10, 2021