Nobody noticed what Messi did in Argentina’s celebratory picture after Ecuador game
The scenes in the Argentine dressing room after their match against Ecuador was one filled with crazy celebrations.
And you can understand the joy of the players who had just bravely successfully fought to qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup.
Jorge Sampaoli’s team fell behind after less than a minute of action. But Messi made sure there were abundant smiles on the faces of every Argentine player on their flight out of Ecuador.
The social media was buzzing as pictures and videos began to emerge online.
One group picture has caught the eye of one fan who pointed out how Messi’s position in the picture showed how humble Messi is and his willingness to allow his teammates take the shine.
Despite being the center of attraction, scorer of the goal and Argentina’s savior, Messi stood far behind in the team photo and could hardly be seen with comparisons being made to Cristiano Ronaldo who shows off his well built body in nothing but his pants (indirectly grabbing all the attention).
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Following the match Sampaoli had gone as far as to say football owed Messi the World Cup, suggesting the tournament would not be the same without the player considered by many to be the greatest of all time.
‘Today luckily the nationality of the best player in the world is Argentinian,’ he said.
‘We must be sure everything does not depend on Leo (Messi) (but) today he brought his great ability.
‘I told the group: Messi did not owe the World Cup to Argentina, but football owed the World Cup to Messi.
‘We should help him be in the World Cup,’ Sampaoli added.
— Luis Güerri (@luisguerri) October 11, 2017