The AC Milan player, Brazilian junior Messias, ended a glorious career as a refrigerator delivery operator, scoring his first appearance at the prestigious European Football Championship.
The 30-year-old joined Milan from Crotone during a transfer window last summer, scoring from his first attempt as a Milan player in the third appearance with the team in all competitions when he came on as a substitute against Atletico. In the group stage of the European League, yesterday, Wednesday, Madrid to give Rosoneri a valuable victory and three precious points.
In a statement to Amazon Prime (1-0) after facing Milan and Atletico, Messias said: “I dedicate this goal to my family and friends in Brazil, but especially to those who trusted me and brought me to Milan. “
The Messiah did not exaggerate, and his journey was imaginary to achieve what it is now.
Messi emigrated from Brazil to Italy in 2011 and played in the amateur league and refrigerated delivery service before climbing the football ladder.
In 2015, he joined Castle in the fifth division, then rose to the fourth and third divisions in subsequent years, before making his debut in the first division last season with Croton at the age of 29.
Messi played remarkably well in the first division, where he scored nine goals in his first season, and after being pushed into the second division by Croton, he moved to Milan.
Messi had physical problems early in his career with Milan, and this is his third time as a substitute in his participation squad against Atletico.
“This is the most important thing that has ever happened to me,” the Brazilian striker said in a statement to Amazon Prime.
“But my humility must be maintained,” he continued. “You can not constantly criticize yourself or feel happy in compliments. You need to find the right balance.”
Thanks to this goal and invaluable victory, knowing that Liverpool had reserved the first card for the team, Milan sparked a competition for a second qualifying card for the second team.
Thus, the end of the second card was postponed to the final round, which would see Porto take on rivals Atletico and Milan beat rivals Liverpool.
Milan coach Stefano Pioli has been waiting a long time for his Brazilian player to emerge at a late age, as the Italian coach said: “This is a fantastic story, but I think he’s still at the start. He has great energy. This goal will boost his confidence.”
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