A TikTok user has revealed the words uttered by Lionel Messi seconds before Gonzalo Montiel‘s decisive penalty kick in the World Cup final.
With the Atletico Madrid man’s successful kick, Argentina defeated France to become world champions.
According to this user, the phrase of the Argentine, as can be read on his lips, was « it could be today, abu [grandma] ».
It should be noted that Messi‘s relationship with his maternal grandmother Celia, who always believed in his talent and took him to play the sport when he was only five years old, was special.
In an interview with ‘Tyc Sports’, the Argentinean star recalled how « my grandmother used to tell them: put him on, but they answered: no, no, he is too small. She came back and insisted: put him on, he will save the game. »
Since Messi made his debut at Barcelona in 2004, his goals have always been dedicated to her, who passed away when he was 10.
In this way Messi called on his grandmother who accompanied him so much in his beginnings. The revelation has moved the country.
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