'He shaped my career' Messi pays tribute to Alejandro Sabella

Wed 09 December 2020 | 7:52

Former Argentina coach passed away on Tuesday due to an acute heart condition.

Alejandro Sabella

passed away on Tuesday after two weeks of battle with the effects of a heart condition. Having played for River Plate, Sheffield United, Leeds United and Estudiantes, Sabella became one of the most respected coaches of the Argentinian football later in his career. He is best known for coaching Argentina in the 2014 World Cup where his team reached the final match but was defeated by Germany. After Barcelona’s Tuesday night defeat against Juventus in the Champions League,

Lionel Messi

reacted to the unfortunate news by paying tribute to his former boss in an Instagram post.

"It was a pleasure to share so much with you,"

Messi said on Instagram. 

"Alejandro was a great person, aside from being a model professional who shaped my career and helped me learn much from him. 

"We enjoyed together some of my favourite footballing memories during qualification for the World Cup and in the World Cup itself. My condolences to all his family and friends."

Messi’s fellow countryman,

Sergio Aguero

also expressed his sadness about the death of Sabella. The 32-year-old paid tribute to Sabella by a post on Twitter.

"So much sadness. Thank you for all the trust you had in us. 

"For knowing how to motivate us and pass along all of your wisdom. You were much more than a coach, thank you maestro, thank you Sabella."


source: SportMob

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