Football alphabet: Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr.
"Messi? What can I say… I admire him, both for the player he is and for the person he is."
"We get on with each other off the pitch & we’re getting to know each other on it. He’ll bring a lot of joy to the club & fans.”
Thanks for everything, Maestro.
"We gave absolutely everything, but it wasn’t enough to win the cup. But we think that, maybe, we still gave the fans some joy. We went to Brazil with many doubts, but we came back stronger than ever. We will keep on working hard to bring joy to the country."
I really thought we could win. Everyone here is so proud of the team, nobody is giving them shit. They’re heroes.
That was a fucking penalty right there. The goalkeeper should’ve been carded, this was a fucking dangerous thing to do. He could’ve paralyzed Higuain.
Thanks for everything, Argentina. YOU are the true champion.
"It was so close, we’re angry to lose like that. Best player of tournament? Doesn’t matter, you don’t play for individual trophies."
"A shame we can’t offer the fans the trophy, but we leave with our head up high, we have peace of mind. I’m proud to be Argentine."
A true captain and a true matchwinner. There can be no finer compliment to Argentina skipper Lionel Messi, who was so influential in his team’s path to the Final. With some questioning just how influential he would be in Brazil after a demanding season for Barcelona and concerns over a troublesome hamstring, he silenced the doubters by simply being his usual inspirational self. He mesmerized at the Maracana by scoring and setting up another in the 2-1 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina. He scored late on against Iran to send the team through to the Round of 16 and then added two in the 3-2 win over Nigeria. But he didn’t stop there. He played the ball to Angel Di Maria, who scored in the 118th minute of the match against Switzerland to send them through to the quarter-finals. In the semi-finals he stroked home a penalty to help his side defeat the Dutch. And while the personal accolade may be scant reward for a runners-up medal, he can be justifiably proud of his performances at this FIFA World Cup.
Who is in charge of the remote control? Kun or Leo?
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