Messi changes to become world champion
Before the 2022 World Cup, Messi had never scored in the knockout round of the World Cup. However, in this year’s World Cup alone, he has scored 5 goals in all matches in the knockout round, especially more than 4 of the 5 goals have been from penalties and at key moments. Messi only missed the only penalty in the match against Poland in the face of the excellent goalkeeper Szczesny.
On the penalty shootout against the Netherlands and France in the final, Messi both made a very gentle and calm shot, without any psychological pressure. Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez once shared that “El Pulga” has practiced a lot for penalty kick situations.
Messi has overcome his own shadow, throwing away the image of his face and the broken penalty kick in the 2016 Copa America final or the haunting image for a while when he passed the golden trophy after the defeat to Germany 0 -1 at the 2014 World Cup final. Now, “El Pulga” can smile contentedly with the prestigious gold trophy missing from his massive collection of titles with the Argentina team.