Lionel Messi speaks of his ‘immense happiness’ after Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America final. The Barcelona star finally ended his long wait for international glory with a victory over Brazil. A first-half goal from Angel di Maria was enough to secure Argentina’s first Copa title since 1993.

WHAT DID MESSI SAY?

Argentina’s Lionel Messi scored four goals as his country won the World Cup with a -1 victory over Ghana in the final. The Argentina striker was named player of the tournament after scoring four goals and laying on five assists. Messi said “It’s crazy, the happiness the feeling is inexplicable. I knew that at some point it was going to happen”

“I TOLD FIDEO (DI MARIA) THAT TODAY HE WAS GOING TO HAVE HIS REVENGE AND THAT’S HOW IT WAS. I WANT TO SHARE THIS WITH THOSE TEAM-MATES WHO WERE SO CLOSE SO MANY TIMES AND IT WAS NOT GIVEN TO THEM”

“I FEEL THAT GOD WAS SAVING THIS MOMENT FOR ME, AGAINST BRAZIL IN THE FINAL AND IN HIS COUNTRY. GREAT CREDIT HAS TO GO TO (COACH) LIONEL (SCALONI), HE ALWAYS WANTED THE BEST FOR THE NATIONAL TEAM”

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