QQ Sports, July 3, Cape Town (freelance journalist Ramiro). June 23, reporter was waiting for Lionel Messi’s parents at Buenos Aires to fly to South Africa together, to celebrate Messi’s birthday. Unexpectedly, Messi’s mother suddenly did not feel well on the road and had to return back to Rosario and was sent to the hospital. Father Jorge Messi decided not to tell his son and came up with a bunch of excuses. Reporter then flew to South Africa alone with these excuses. But the Messi family’s hearts were bleeding, first time birthday without his father, Lionel Messi spent it in loneliness and as if he already realized something.
In the end, the parents never came to the house Messi had especially rented for them in South Africa. In order not to affect Messi’s emotions, Jorge waited until the match against Mexico to tell his son the truth. A few days later, Messi was sick. However all of these did not lessen Messi’s will of fighting for Argentina. On the day before the game against Germany, he vowed with Diego that he will not be affected, must…
But, all of this means nothing now with German team’s victory, when countless people said Messi does not have Xavi on the Argentina team (Xavier Hernández i Creus plays as a central midfielder for La Liga club Barcelona with Messi), we do see Messi became the Xavi of the Argentina Team. We all have seen his performance, even in the match against Germany, Messi was Argentina’s only bright spot.
However, Messi had been unwilling to hear people saying these things. After the match, Messi did not want to comment on anything, he would never blame others, and would never say anything bad about his teammates. The days in South Africa made him feel even closer to the motherland and the its people, and it also broke his heart.
Reporting as Tencent (QQ) Sports the World Cup spokesman, Messi would like to express gratitude to his fans, Messi said, “I feel really bad, I want to go home. We did not play well in this game, and we will start over. Thank you for the support and for being there.”
Through Tencent Sports, Messi hopes to apologize to all Chinese fans of Argentina Football team and the fans that supported him, he said, “I will write more words in my blog. I just want to say that we did not live up to the expectation of many people and I feel very uneasy, confused, I gotta go. Good bye South Africa, good bye QQ, good bye friends.”
Looking at Messi’s receding figure, I suddenly remembered what I have forgotten to tell him, Argentina famous TV commentator Martin said these words in sorrow after the game, “It is difficult to create a Messi in this world, but it is easy to create many people to stop Messi, South Africa World Cup as a proof, there were so many people that tried to stop him, and there was still only one Messi. Therefore, it is worth for us to wait four years.”