A new video clip revealed the words whispered by Argentine star Lionel Messi moments before scoring the decisive penalty kick and crowning his country with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at the expense of France.
Messi gave an amazing performance during the World Cup in Qatar, which led Argentina to crown the World Cup for the first time in 36 years, and the third in the country's history after 1978 and 1986.
The Paris Saint-Germain star scored two goals against France in the final, which was held on December 18, 2022 at Lusail Stadium, and he also successfully hit the first penalty kick.
Gonzalo Montiel advanced to implement the decisive penalty shootout, as he calmly and confidently hit the ball past French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, to put the Argentine national team on the throne of world football for at least 4 years, and stripped the French of their title.
And the British newspaper "Mirror" revealed the scenes of the last penalty shootout, confirming that Messi whispered some words, before Montel succeeded in scoring, as the best player in the world 7 times raised his gaze to the sky, addressing his late grandmother, Celia Oliveira Cuccittini.
Messi said, "Puede ser hoy abu," meaning "my grandmother, it could be today," referring to the World Cup.
Messi diciendo "puede ser hoy abu" antes del penal de Montiel.
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The newspaper confirmed that the grandmother, Cuccittini, played a prominent role in supporting Leo to play football during his childhood before her death in 1998.
And in dedicating the goals - which he scored, scored, and will score - to his grandmother, Messi used to raise his arms high and look at the sky, and he said, "Thank you, Kochitini."
Messi owes credit to his late grandmother for his stardom, because she insisted on a coach pushing him in a match when he was only four years old.
At first, the coach refused the grandmother's request, citing his young age and Messi's palace, but, at her insistence, he agreed, so that the grandmother Cuccittini told her grandson after that that he would one day become the best in the world.