“Leo Messi, you deserve it”

“Leo Messi, you deserve it”

The tennis player is one of the favorites to win recognition at the Laureus awards. But in his networks he admitted that the world champion Argentine soccer player is his favorite.

Were six world athletesor that this Monday they received the news that they had been included among the finalists for the main category of the Laureus award, which chooses the best world athlete. One of them was Rafael NadalEven though thanked for the nomination– said publicly you prefer one of your competitors to win it in the short list

The disputed trophy is one of the highest awards that are delivered in the world of sports. One that many long for. And although the Spanish tennis player admitted feel honored for having been taken into account, he encouraged one of the two footballers who make up the list with him to win it.

It was neither more nor less than Lionel Messi, whom He dedicated a story to her on Instagram admitting that he wants him to be the one to get the award that will be given this year for his performance in 2022.

Rafael Nadal’s Instagram message to Lionel Messi.

“It is an honor to be nominated again at the Laureus Awards for ‘best athlete of the year’, But this year…”wrote Nadal in a first publication in which he also shared the official video with which he communicated to the candidates for recognition.

His sentence ended in a next post which he performed immediately afterward, completing his sentence.

Sharing the same video again with all the athletes who are competing for the prize, the Spaniard was blunt: “Come on @leomessi, you deserve it”, He published without hiding his admiration for the Argentine number 10.

The ‘Flea’, for the first time as World Champion After the consecration in Qatar 2022, he was one of the two footballers included in the award list.

Nadal's second story dedicated to Lionel Messi.

Nadal’s second story dedicated to Lionel Messi.

The other soccer player in question is Kylian Mbappehis partner in Paris Saint-Germain and in the second World Cup, with France.

In addition to them and Rafael Nadal, who has already revealed who is his favorite to win the award -even if it means he loses- the Dutch pilot is also nominated Max Verstappen, the Swedish athlete Armand Duplantis, and the American basketball player Stephen Curry.

Lionel Messi’s nomination

Messi, 35 years old, stayed twice in a row with this award in 2019 and 2020, although on that second occasion it was shared with the British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton.

He inspired Argentina to glory at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and continues to raise the bar in football”, argued the Laureus Academy to justify the choice of Rosario.

The nominees for the Laureus awards -which have been held since 2000- were determined through a voting carried out by sports media from around the worldthough the winners will be chosen by a 71-member panel of the greatest sports legends of all time, and announced during the second quarter of this year.

The Argentine National Team was also nominated for the awards

The Argentine soccer team was not left out of the nominations and was included in the category of “Best Team of the Year”after the conquest of the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

Joining her in the vote are the England women’s soccer team, the men’s team of the Real Madrid of Spain, the men’s team of france rugbylos Golden State Warriors of the NBA, and the team Red Bull of Formula 1.


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