Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi accomplished a long-awaited feat when he helped Argentina win the 2021 Copa America tournament. Messi came away with the 2021 Copa America Player of the Tournament award as well.
Many have debated on just where this achievement ranks in the career of Messi, especially as he won numerous team honors during his lengthy run with Barcelona.
For Messi, he sees this Copa America win as one of the greatest achievements of his career to date, which he spoke further about to the Argentine-based outlet TyC Sports.
“This was the hardest thing,” Messi said. “I went through a lot of things. I was lucky at the club that I won very quickly and often, the blows came later. With the national team, it was blow after blow, competition after competition. To be able to enjoy something with the national team was special.”
Messi is now aiming to add another medal to his trophy cabinet over his ongoing run with PSG. The French powerhouse is well the favorite to claim a domestic double this season and is once again among the top favorites in the UEFA Champions League competition.