Lionel Messi is one of the best soccer players in the world and is often considered a G.O.A.T. contender. Messi joined the French club PSG in 2021 following his legendary run at Barcelona and after that, the player decided to leave Europe and signed for the American soccer club Inter Miami.
Lionel seems to have enjoyed his time so far at Miami and the player recently helped the club lift its first trophy in the Leagues Cup finals against Nashville SC. Messi became the captain of the team after his debut against Cruz Azul on 22 Jul 2023 but the 36-year-old’s recent gestures won many hearts.
Lionel Messi’s humble gesture toward DeAndre Yedlin
Lionel Messi came off the bench in the 54th minute to make his debut at Inter Miami. The score was 1-1 and many fans expected Messi to do his thing and give them a lead. Messi managed to land a score in the 94th minute when Carlos Salcedo committed a foul and gifted Inter Miami a freekick.
The former Barca star stepped up to take the free kick and put the ball in the back of the net seemingly with relative ease. It was after this beautiful goal captain DeAndre Yedlin handed over the captaincy to Lionel Messi.
Love to see it. 🤝©️
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 20, 2023
Messi really showed his appreciation towards DeAndre Yedlin when after the final match, he went to him and put the captain band on his arm before lifting the cup. This gesture was a surprising moment for Yedlin as he probably never expected something like this to happen.
“CHAMPIONS!!! Very happy to get the first title in this club’s history. Everyone’s hard work and commitment made it possible. Hopefully, this is just the beginning… Let’s go @intermiamicf!!!!”, said Messi.
Fans compare Lionel Messi’s generosity with Cristiano Ronaldo
The debate of who is the ultimate G.O.A.T between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has been going on for a long time and fans have started to compare the two not only based on their performances but also their behaviors off the field.
After witnessing Messi’s beautiful gesture toward DeAndre, some fans came on Twitter to express their opinions. Tweets were posted mocking Ronaldo saying “Ronaldo would never”, similar tweets were posted by other fans as well.
Something Ronaldo will never do ne kwasia s3 tor! https://t.co/1gWTto1FEV
— Advans (@michael_advans) August 20, 2023
Over the years Ronaldo has managed to acquire somewhat of a “Villain” image and thus people seem to have an opinion of him being disrespectful or not appreciating his colleagues.
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