Messi: World Cup Winner Posts Touching New Year’s Message
- Argentina and PSG superstar Leo Messi wished his followers a Happy New Year with a heartwarming message
- The 35-year-old also reflected back on his roller coaster experience in 2021
- Ahead of returning to club action, the superstar has been pictured making the most of his winter break
Lionel Messi has described 2022 as a year he will "never forget" after finally getting his hands on the most-desired trophy by any footballer, the World Cup.
The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner, who many now consider as the greatest footballer to have graced the sport, brought 2022 to an end in spectacular fashion.
He finally won the FIFA World Cup after inspiring his beloved Argentina to dethrone France as world champions.
Reflecting on how the year under review unfolded, Messi first underlined the value of winning the World Cup.
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"A year I will never forget has ended," Messi wrote in his Instagram post as quoted by GOAL. "The dream I always chased finally came true.
He also took time to appreciate his"wonderful family" and "friends" in his New Year's message, per Mirror.
"But that wouldn't be worth anything either if I couldn't share it with a wonderful family, the best one can have, and friends who always supported me and didn't let me stay on the floor every time I fell.
The people's GOAT did not forget to acknowledge the role of his followers in what was an incredible 2022 for him.
"I also want to have a very special memory for all the people who follow me, it's amazing to be able to share this path with all of you.
"It would be impossible to get where I came without so much encouragement that I received so much from all the people in my country as from Paris, Barcelona and so many other cities and countries from which I have been receiving love.
"I wish this year was also wonderful for everyone and I wish you all the health and strength to remain happy in 2023. A huge hug to all!"
Messi sets Instagram record
Sports Brief earlier reported that Lionel Messi's photo holding the FIFA World Cup has officially become the most-liked picture on Instagram, overtaking an image of an egg.
The egg post got an eyewatering 56.1 million likes, but the image of the veteran striker lifting aloft the World Cup trophy has now raced past it.
According to talkSport, the 35-year-old took to Instagram to revel in the World Cup triumph with his South American country on Sunday, December 18, 2022.