Tue 20 December 2022 | 19:55

Lionel Messi: “Diego Maradona encouraged Argentina from heaven!”

After leading his country to win Copa America last year, Messi scored a brace before netting in the penalty shoot-out against France to win his country the 2022 World Cup. The 35-year-old mentions Maradona as the inspiration for their triumph in their parade in Argentina.

After 36 years,



won the World Cup trophy for the third time on Sunday after beating France in the penalty shoot-out 4-2, with

Lionel Messi

being essential to the triumph. After the parade with the trophy in Argentina, Lionel Messi released a message on Instagram, stating late

Diego Maradona

encouraged La Albiceleste from heaven.

The 7-time Ballon d’Or winner wrote:

"I always dreamed of being a world champion and I didn't want to stop trying, even knowing that maybe I would never give up.

"This cup we got is also from all those who did not make it in the previous World Cups we played, like in 2014 in Brazil, where they all deserved it for how they fought until the same final, worked hard and wanted it as much as I did.

"It's also from Diego who encouraged us from heaven.

"And of all those who spent the time always supporting the national team without looking so much at the result but the desire we always put into it, also when things didn't go as we wanted.

"Many times failure is part of the journey and learning and without the disappointments it is impossible for success to come.

"Thank you very much from my heart! Let's go Argentina!!!"



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