Lionel Messi given new nickname by Argentina dressing room on international duty

Lionel Messi given new nickname by Argentina dressing room on international duty

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi is looking to finally win the World Cup in what will possibly his last major tournament – with Argentina in stunning recent form

Lionel Messi

Lionel Mess i may be known as ‘The GOAT’ to most, but his Argentina teammates have handed him a bizarre new nickname.

The 35-year-old is the elder statesman of an Argentina team which heads to Qatar as one of the favourites to win the World Cup. Spirits are sky high in the Albiceleste camp as well, with an unbeaten run which stretches all the way back to 2019.

In that time, Messi has also ended his international trophy drought, helping his nation to the Copa America and then the inaugural Finalissima, when they thumped Italy at Wembley. And amidst that comfortable environment, Messi has revealed the name he is now known on international duty – the Weasel.

Speaking after the win over Honduras on Friday night, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar wrote on social media: “As the weasel stings,” with Papu Gomez replying, “the weasel is crazy”.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/lionel-messi-given-new-nickname-28077622

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