PSG and Argentina winger Angel Di Maria has let out that Lionel Messi gave him an incredible motivational message before beating Brazil in the 2021 COPA America final last week.
Di Maria scored the only goal of the match to hand Argentia and Lionel Messi his first-ever major trophy with La Albiceleste (The White and Sky Blues).
Di Maria, who delivered one of the best performances of his career, retold what Messi shared with him before the game.
"It's going to be unforgettable," Di Maria said after the game. "Messi told me thanks to me, I said thanks to him!
"He told me that it was my final, that it was the rematch for the finals that I couldn't play. It had to be today and today it was.
"I am 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 up soon and this is a huge boost," Di Maria concluded.
Meanwhile, the South American champions are now dreaming up the FIFA World Cup coming up in Qatar in 2022.