Argentina national team captain Lionel Messi has reflected on winning his maiden FIFA World Cup after his side defeated France 4-2 on penalties after a 3-3 draw in 120 minutes in the final on Sunday.
Messi scored two goals while Di Maria also got his name on the scoresheet for La Albiceleste.
Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe grabbed a hat-trick, bringing his side back into the game on two occasions before the penalty shootout.
Messi, at the age of 35 finally, lifted the prestigious world cup trophy that has been eluding him for years. In 2014, he was part of the team that lost in the final to Germany in Brazil.
“Yes, we’ve done it,” he said.
“We couldn’t have asked for more.
“I thank God for everything he’s done for me, for this outcome, for this trophy that I dream of, my team-mates and Argentina too.
“What can I say…we’re the world champions.
“We were destined to be the world champions and we are.”
When asked if the final against France was his last World Cup match, he said, “As I’ve said before, it is.”
“They (Argentina people) should wait for us, we’re coming to celebrate with them.”
The Paris Saint-Germain star was awarded with the Golden Ball for the best player of the tournament after numerous impressive performances throughout the tournament.
The former FC Barcelona man became the first player to be named player of the tournament twice after he first won the award in 2014.
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