The Argentine national football team concluded its second training session in preparation for the upcoming matches against Uruguay and Brazil in the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup finals in America, Canada and Mexico.
During the training, which was open to journalists, the captain of the Tango team, Lionel Messi, as usual, received great attention. The Argentine icon appeared in excellent physical condition, and did not show signs of the recent injury that affected his performance with his country and his American team, Inter Miami.
“The Flea” showed exceptional confidence, and scored a wonderful goal in a mini-match, and his performance received widespread praise, especially the photo that was taken of him jumping in the style of former American basketball star Michael Jordan, and shooting a powerful header while his teammate Rodrigo De Paul watched him. Closely.
It is noteworthy that Messi, the former captain of Barcelona, won the eighth Ballon d’Or in his history, moving him away by 3 golden balls from his Portuguese rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, captain of Al Nassr Saudi Arabia.
Lionel Messi got UP there 😳
Rodrigo De Paul’s reaction is too funny 😂 pic.twitter.com/ytlYLL5rkp
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 15, 2023
Extensive interactions with Messi’s jump
X platform users interacted with Messi’s jumping prowess, and posted tweets that included phrases such as “Messi’s Airlines.”
The reaction of his colleague De Paul in the photo also received great interaction, and they described him as Messi’s “faithful bodyguard” who never leaves him in training or matches.
The image reflected the current warm atmosphere within the Argentine national team, which is looking forward to defending its World Cup title in 2026.