What happens on the pitch, stays on the pitch says Yeri Mina

What happens on the pitch, stays on the pitch says Yeri Mina

Yerry Mina, Everton defender, insists he has no beef with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Argentina defeated Colombia on penalties in the Copa America semifinals, and the two collided. Argentina would go on to defeat hosts Brazil in the final.

The squabble ended with Messi having the last laugh, mocking his former club teammate after he missed a penalty in the shootout.

"Why don't you dance now?" Messi yelled from the halfway line after Mina missed his spot kick, in what went viral on social media.

"What happened with Leo is something that can happen at any moment, this is football," Mina said at an event hosted by his charity organisation in Guachene.

"Life has cycles, it gives [opportunities for] revenge, but I am calm because I know that Leo is a great person.

"I met him at Barcelona and I thank him for the support that he gave me, I will always respect him," he said.

"I admire Messi for what he is, at that time we were both defending our National Team.

"If I could give my life for my national team, I would give it, but what happened was left [out on the pitch], there's nothing to it."

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