Suara.com – Yerry Mina admits he has no grudges and will always respect Lionel Messi, despite the fact that the 34-year-old Argentine mocked him in the 2021 Copa America semifinals.
As is well known, Argentina eliminated Colombia in the Copa America 2021 semi-finals after a 1-1 draw for 120 minutes on penalties.
Speaking at an event in Colombia (via Barca Blaugranes), Yerry Mina said he had great respect for Lionel Messi. He also thanked Messi for his support during his time at Barcelona.
“What happened to Leo can happen at any time, that’s football. Life has cycles, there are ” [peluang untuk] Revenge, but I’m calm because I know Leo is a great person, ”Mina said.
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“I met him in Barcelona and I thank him for the support he has given me. I will always respect him. “
“I admire Messi for what he is. We both defended our national team back then. “
Lionel Messi was heard “dancing now” in the Copa America semifinals after Yerry Mina’s penalty was saved by Emiliano Martinez. This refers to the Colombian’s cheers after scoring a goal in the quarter-finals against Uruguay.
Mina admits that she cannot take revenge on Messi for the ridicule. For him, the incident is over.
“If I could give my life for my national team, I would give it, but what happens on the pitch stays on the pitch.”
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Mina and Messi were once teammates at Barcelona. During his time at Barcelona, the Colombian international played only five La Liga games before being sold to Everton for € 30m in 2018.
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