He should know how it feels to win and lose a final. We’ve not seen that many final losses from a side that fields Messi. But that action has occurred in two consecutive national team finals.
Messi has reflected on the hurt that comes from a final loss and has called it in the greatest hurt a footballer can feel in a thank you to Argentina fans.
“There’s nothing more painful in football than losing a final,” he wrote on his official Facebook page.
“But I don’t want to leave it any longer to say thank you to everyone who has always supported us and continued to during the tough moments.”
Unconfirmed reports in Spain suggested Messi turned down the award for the Copa America’s best player following Argentina’s defeat.