Lionel Messi, the 2022 World Cup winner in Qatar was mobbed by fans in his home country Argentina after dinner with his family.
According to reports, Lionel Messi, his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, and their children were eating dinner at Don Julio, a restaurant in the Palermo District of Buenos Aires but were unable to end their meal according to plan after the national hero was surrounded by a lot of fans.
Messi, who scored seven goals during the tournament and two in the final against France to win the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player, returned to Buenos Aires on Monday morning with his wife Antonela Roccuzzo, and their three children.
The 35-year-old was already a national hero before he led Argentina to the World Cup triumph in December 2022, and it is almost certain that a massive crowd of supporters would assemble to grab a glimpse of the superstar footballer.
The PSG star seemed happy and relaxed as he and his family were led out of the eatery by local police officers amid a multitude of adoring fans.
The ex-Barcelona player was filmed laughing and seemed at ease.
The same thing happened to Lionel Messi when he returned to his hometown of Rosario, Argentina, immediately after his World Cup victory, his car was surrounded by a swarm.
In the immediate aftermath of Argentina’s World Cup triumph, he had participated in a parade in the city of Buenos Aires, which was halted short due to security concerns.
After the World Cup, Messi went back to his hometown of Rosario, around 180 miles northwest of Buenos Aires. The player drew massive crowds in the wake of the World Cup final, with supporters surrounding his car as he tried to get to his niece’s birthday celebration.
During the same period, when Lionel Messi and his family were enjoying dinner at Don Julio, a tidal wave of fans outside the restaurant’s windows rushed in to get a look at the superstar and snap photos of him.
Lionel Messi left the Buenos Aires victory parade early because he was afraid for his safety.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker has returned home for the international break after being selected for Argentina’s team to play Panama and Curacao in friendly matches.
Lionel Messi ate had the steak restaurant that is ranked thirteenth on The World’s 50 Greatest Restaurants before he joined the Argentina camp.
This summer, when Messi’s contract with PSG expires, he is free to sign with any club.
It was reported over the weekend that PSG’s board authority was having second thoughts about extending Messi’s contract at the end of the season, even though he featured in PSG’s 2-0 home loss to Rennes.
The Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal, the Major League Soccer team Inter Miami controlled by David Beckham, and his previous paymasters Barcelona are all said to be interested in the Argentine should the club and player decide that he should leave the Parisian outfit.
On the other hand, Argentina’s head coach, Lionel Scaloni, who has signed a contract extending his tenure as manager until 2026, has selected a 35-man roster for the next matches.
The country has awarded Manchester United’s Alejandro Garnacho for his impressive performance, and ten others from the English Premier League.