Lionel Messi gets a bronze statue of him unveiled amid pleas of his return to international football in which he retired from after losing a penalty in the Copa America Final.

Despite pleas for him to stay, Lionel Messi says:”For me, the national team is over. I have done all i can. It hurts not to be a champion“.

One can’t blame Lionel Messi for this decision if we take a look at his short comings in the national side. He lost two Copa America Finals to Chile on Penalties, and he also lost the 2014 World Cup to Germany after his side was beaten 1-0 with Gotze’s goal.

Argentina all time great, Maradona has pleaded with Lionel Messi not to go and now, even the President has also pleaded by pressing forward to post a tweet publicly to do so.

This means:”More than ever, i feel a great pride for our national team. I hope that the joy of seeing the world’s best will continue for many more years to come. #Don’tgoLio.

Fans of Lionel Messi gathered at the statue as many wore replicas of the Argentine shirt and many also tried to imitate his skills.