The captain of Argentina, Lionel Messi, sent a loving message to his compatriots Javier Mascherano and Fernando Gago, who recently announced their retirement from professional football.
“Two people with whom I lived and enjoyed a long time are leaving football and I want to take the opportunity to greet them,” Messi wrote on his Instagram account.
Barça’s ’10’ remembered his squire in a thousand battles, Mascherano, with whom he shared not only a dressing room in the albiceleste but also in Barça.
«We lived very happy moments and also some hard ones on the field, both in Argentina and in Barcelona. We have been missing you since you left, “he wrote to the ‘Jefecito’.
Regarding former Madrid player Gago, whom he affectionately called ‘Fer’, he recalled that they have known each other since they were 17 years old: “It was a pleasure to share a dressing room in the national team and compete against you, you know that.” EFE. (JL).