Lionel Messi has finally managed to end his international trophy drought as he lifted the Copa America 2021 trophy. He was phenomenal throughout the tournament as he scored four goals and provided five assists, and was adjudged as Player of the Tournament.
The Barcelona legend posted a photo of him hugging the Copa America trophy, and the photo has garnered over 20 million likes. The Argentine striker’s post has broken the previous record of 19.8 million likes held by Cristiano Ronaldo after he paid tribute to Diego Maradona following his death, reported ESPN.
Lionel Messi wrote on Instagram, holding his first international trophy: “What a beautiful madness! This is unbelievable! Thank you, God! We are the champions!”
Messi is currently a free agent, but it has been reported by various reliable sources that he has accepted a new five-year deal with Barcelona and has also accepted a 50% pay cut to help the club in one of their worst financial times. As reported, everything is set and is ready to be officially announced.