Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi is back in his native country and fans cannot have enough of him. Messi was at a restaurant in Buenos Aires and outside the restaurant, chaos ensued. Fans of the little Argentine magician had gathered in flocks to see him. It was really a spectacle. One fan commented, “He really achieved God status.”
He really achieved God status
— 🇨🇿🇺🇦#StandWithUkraine (@Wictoriono) March 21, 2023
Indeed, these people really appreciates the one true Goat 🐐
— Progress❤️🔌💧 (@Ohia_y3_Yare3) March 21, 2023
This World Cup has made Messi immortal. The Greatest Footballer Ever 🐐
— 🦁 (@beingfann) March 21, 2023
However, some fans were also worried about Messi’s safety. He had recently received threats from criminals in the city of Rosario.
Protection is not enough.
He is national treasure and should have a team of bodyguards
— Ronaldollar (@leypo88) March 21, 2023
They should tighten the security more after recent threats.
— Shivaaansh (@ftshivansh) March 21, 2023
Messi wasted no time in sticking around in Paris before leaving for Argentina. He was booed at the Parc des Princes in Paris Saint-Germain‘s game against Rennes. As his relationship with PSG fans dampens, his love story with Argentinians keeps growing stronger.
The 7-time Ballon d’Or winner has traveled to his home country for the international break. The Argentine team prepares to face off with Panama and Curacao in friendlies in the coming weeks.
Lionel Messi was spotted taking the frenzy in good spirit
Messi was out having dinner on Monday night at Don Julio. Don Julio is ranked 14 among the World’s best restaurants, according to Clarin. The scenes that greeted him outside the restaurant were in equal measure impressive and frightening.
He was absolutely mobbed by fans. However, Messi was smiling throughout. He seemed to enjoy the love he was getting from the people after taking in a lot of hate in France.
— All About Argentina 🛎🇦🇷 (@AlbicelesteTalk) March 21, 2023
Argentina’s soccer team will have a chance to show off their World Cup to their home fans at the stadium. They will take on Panama on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires. They will play Curacao the following week.
Messi is close to reaching another milestone in his career and he is likely going to achieve it against Panama. Messi, as of now, has scored 799 goals in his career. If he plays against Panama, he will try his best to score that one goal and achieve this fantastic milestone in Argentina colors.