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Video Of Lionel Messi's Performance Against Germany In World Cup Final Is Circulating

Video Of Lionel Messi's Performance Against Germany In World Cup Final Is Circulating

A video of Lionel Messi's "underrated" performance against Germany in the 2014 World Cup has been doing the rounds.

Messi was named Man of the Match in the first four games of the tournament but saw his side beaten in the final courtesy of Mario Gotze's extra time winner at the Maracana.

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner has of course never won an international tournament with Argentina but many fans feel as though he's been let down by his teammates.

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For instance, in this particular game, plenty will point out that Gonzalo Higuain missed some golden opportunities.

A compilation of Messi's display has been circulating - with the account that posted it claiming "he ran the show" despite being on the losing side.

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As per usual, La Albiceleste top scorer and talisman Messi was at the heart of everything Argentine created going forward and while it all ended in disappointment, the video does dispel the myth that he went missing for his country when it mattered most.

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Messi picked up the Player of the Tournament but was absolutely gutted about the defeat and his words of frustration were heard by former FIFA President Sepp Blatter when he collected his individual prize.

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"Messi was talking to himself," Blatter told Argentine publication La Nacion, as per Goal.

"He said to himself over and over again: 'The best but not the champion.'"

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Barcelona's all-time top scorer has lost finals with Argentina on four occasions: the 2014 World Cup and the 2007, 2015 and 2016 Copa America tournaments.

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"I would've loved to be a world champion," Messi told TyC Sports back in October.

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"But I don't think I would change anything else in my career to be one. This is what I was given, what God gave me. It is what it is.

"I couldn't dream of everything that I experienced after. It was far bigger than anything I could've imagined."

Topics: Football World Cup, Football News, Football, Lionel Messi, Germany, Argentina

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