Updated: June 24, 2021 11:00:31 pm
Lionel Messi turned 34 on Thursday. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is currently playing in the Copa America, was woken by members of his Argentina squad in a wholesome surprise on his birthday.
Messi was handed a birthday cake and several gifts on Thursday morning by Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, Nicolas Otamendi watched among others.
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The Barcelona forward posted the footage on his official Instagram earlier with the caption: “Thank you very much for a special day, even though I am not with the family who I miss a lot at the moment.”
Here is the full video of the Argentina national team surprising Lionel Messi for his birthday as he opens their gifts.
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Messi wants to make his birthday even more special by finally replicating his club success at the international level.
“I think this is the time to strike a blow and the chance could come in this Copa America,” the Barcelona forward and six-time winner of the best player in the world award was quoted as saying by Reuters.
“My big dream is to win a title with the national team. I was very close on many occasions and unfortunately, it didn’t work out. I will keep going until I can’t anymore,” he added.
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