Angel Di Maria: “Messi told me that this would be my final”

Heroic goal for Argentina against Brazil (1-0), Di Maria had been motivated by Messi before the game, prompted to take his great revenge!

Angel Di Maria revealed that Lionel Messi had told him that the Copa America final would be his moment to shine as the pair helped Argentina to a long-awaited triumph over Brazil. Di Maria scored the winning goal in the 1-0 win over the Seleçao, helping Messi get his hands on, at last, an international trophy.

The Paris Saint-Germain star’s strike came after being forced to miss several big games in recent years due to injury, including the 2016 Copa America final, making this summer’s triumph all the more appreciative. Angel Di Maria even spoke of revenge.

“He told me that this was my final, that it was the revenge game”.

“It’s going to be unforgettable,” said Di Maria after the match. “Messi said thank you to me, I said thank you to him! He told me that this was my final, that it was the revenge match for the final that I could not play. It had to be today and today it was,” said the former Real Madrid player, on a cloud.

“I’m happy for my daughters, my wife, my parents, all the people who supported us and for all the crazy people who came here. A World Cup is coming and this is a huge boost,” then added Angel Di Maria, decisive in the first half, who sees big for the future of the Albiceleste.

If Di Maria who scored, Rodrigo De Paul was an exceptional decisive passer, helping Argentina to get the better of a strong Brazilian team. “This is more than we dreamed of. To be champions of the Maracana against Brazil is beyond all kinds of expectations. I am very happy,” he said. Now it’s time to celebrate!

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