Lionel Messi gave a speech following Argentina’s 2-0 win vs. Panama.
Messi scored Argentina’s second goal of the match vs. Panama and the world’s best player gave a speech in front of a packed Monumental crowd. It was a ceremony full of fireworks and emotions which was kicked off by a Lionel Messi speech.
The World Cup winner was the only player to speak to the fans at the Monumental after the win. Here is what he had to say:
“I want to thank all of you for the affection we have been receiving. Not only for being world champions but also for the Copa America. We had said that we were going to do everything we could for this.
“Personally, I have always dreamed of this moment. To be able to celebrate with you, to come to my country, to Argentina, to lift a Copa America, the Finalissima and the greatest one, which is the World Cup.
“Today is our day, where we are celebrating the champions, but I don’t want to forget all the teammates who were there before, who also did their best to win the cup. Who also did their best to achieve this and we were very close to the Copa America and the World Cup. They deserve all the recognition of the Argentine people because they also gave their all for this shirt.
“I’d like to thank all my previous coaches who also tried everything possible for this. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen.
“Hopefully it won’t take so many years. It has been shown that it is very difficult to win the World Cup. It depends on many things, not only on a great group and a great team and sometimes it’s not possible to win it because of details. So let’s enjoy the third start.
A standing ovation for Lionel Messi.pic.twitter.com/uZvL1Kz6wS
— Mundo Albiceleste ⭐🌟⭐🇦🇷 (@MundoAlbicelest) March 24, 2023