Lionel Messi was awarded as the best athlete of the year at the annual ceremony of the Laureus Awards, held in the French capital. The Argentine player prevailed against other great athletes such as the Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, and became the first footballer to win the award twice.

Upon receiving the award, Messi expressed his gratitude and humility at sharing the nomination with other athletes he greatly admires. In addition, he stressed that this year he was lucky enough to fulfill his great dream, winning the World Cup in Qatar, and that everything he has experienced in his career, both the joys with Barcelona and the sadness with the National Team, have been a lesson for him.

Lionel Messi and Antonela Roccuzzo at the Laureus Awards ceremony. Photo: Instagram.

The one who was at the foot of the canyon with him in this important stage of his life was his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, who with great pride and admiration congratulated him on social networks. “My love, congratulations, you deserve this and much more”expressed the first lady of the National Team, adding some of the best photos of the couple at the event.

Lionel Messi and Antonela Roccuzzo at the 2023 Laures Awards ceremony.

Other recognitions were also awarded at the ceremony, such as the Revelation Award, which went to the Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz, and the World Action Sportswoman Award, which went to the Chinese skier Eileen Gu, who made history in Beijing by become the youngest freeski.

Lionel Messi double awarded for his work as an athlete. Photo: social networks

Lionel Messi talked about the trip he made to Saudi Arabia

May 5th Lionel Messi He published a video from his social networks speaking to the camera and giving his version of what happened in recent days. In his statement to apologize, the world champion seemed a bit tense and dressed formally, with a shirt and a jacket. These statements come after the decision of the French club to sanction the Argentine and the protests of the fans against him.

“I wanted to make this video after everything that’s going on. First of all, obviously apologize to my teammates and the club. I honestly thought that we were going to have free time after the game, as had been the case in previous weeks.

To conclude, he added: “I had organized this trip to Arabia, which I had previously canceled and I could not. I repeat, apologize for what I did and I am here waiting for what the club decides“.

The sanction of the PSG to Lionel Messi

The man from Rosario was penalized by the Paris Saint-Germain for having made a family trip to Saudi Arabia without prior authorization. They assure that this decision was leaked to the press by the French club.

This suspension contemplates that Lionel does not show up for training at the Camp des Loges During two weeks. He will also take a cut in his salary and will not be part of the team for the next two games.

Lionel Messi at the Paris Saint-Germain stadium

From the environment of the Argentine they assure that the contract with the psg would end on the last day of June and that the soccer star had indeed requested the corresponding permits to travel outside the country since he had to fulfill his commercial commitments as a “tourism ambassador” for Saudi Arabia.

Regarding the publications of the French media, the rupture of Messi with the club would have occurred after the sports crisis that was generated after being eliminated in the round of 16 of the Champions League.

Lionel Messi would not renew his contract with PSG

Lionel Messi I would stop playing for the club Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the current season. According to international media reports, the soccer player’s father, Jorge, reported the decision a month ago. There is no official confirmation yet.

“Two weeks without training, without a game for Messi, whose salary will be withheld. We are no longer making too much progress if we announce that he will no longer be at PSG next year as well,” he published. Loic Tanzi, journalist from L’Equipe. Then he assured: “Messi will no longer be in Paris next season”.

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