Lionel Messi’s standing as an iconic determine in soccer is such that even opposition gamers within the World Cup who do not get the risk to stand him in membership soccer continuously have a tendency to be as extremely joyful to get his blouse or get a selfie with him as a fan could be. An instance of which may be observed in an incident recited by means of Poland complete again Matty Cash after their fit in opposition to Argentina.
Poland misplaced the fit 2–0 however nonetheless controlled to head thru, pipping Mexico on objective distinction. Cash, who performs for Aston Villa within the English Premier League, had mentioned that he had advised his membership teammate and Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez to get him Messi’s blouse sooner than the beginning of the match each time Poland play Argentina however did not in point of fact have top hopes. .
However, Martínez did set up to ship. “The best thing about it was, at the end of the game, Emi Martinez comes up to me and he says ‘Cashy, I’ve got you a present,'” Cash advised talkSPORT. “I was like ‘oh, what could this be?’ So he’s gone ‘follow me’, so I’ve gone in the tunnel with him and he’s gone in the changing room. He’s gone ‘wait there’ and he’s walked out with a Messi shirt for me.”
Cash mentioned that he may just now not imagine that he was once seeing Messi up shut at part time. “It’s amazing, it doesn’t get any better than that. But seeing him in real life up close – I think he walked past me at half time and I was looking at him like ‘that’s Messi!'”
Messi would possibly not be the one celebrity Paris St Germain ahead that Cash and Poland will probably be going through. Poland’s spherical of 16 combatants will probably be protecting champions France and Cash will probably be going through off with Kylian Mbappe. Cash may have a extra direct war with Mbappe than he did with Messi because the French ahead performs from the vast positions greater than the Argentina captain.
“It’s obviously surreal [getting through]It’s an amazing moment for everyone to make history really. It’s been 30-odd years since the last qualification at a World Cup for the country so, it was an amazing day for everyone yesterday and I’m really looking forward to facing Mbappe!” he mentioned.