Former Barcelona striker Gary Lineker has insisted that Argentina captain Lionel Messi is a gift from the football gods.
Lineker said this after Messi led Argentina to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup trophy ahead of France.
The former England international said it was an absolute privilege for him to watch Messi for nearly two decades.
Messi scored a brace as Argentina drew 3-3 against France in Qatar.
Argentina ended up beating France 4-2 in a penalty shootout to win their third World Cup trophy in history.
Reacting, Lineker wrote in a tweet via his Twitter handle: “It’s been an absolute privilege to watch Lionel Messi for nearly two decades." Moment after moment of spellbinding, breathtakingly joyous football
“He’s a gift from the football gods." So pleased that he’s lifted the ultimate prize in our sport.”
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