Francisco Ranieri, the young Argentine goalkeeper from Inter Miami, earned the privilege of training during a session with the Albiceleste players on Monday in the United States. He took the opportunity to ask Lionel Messi to sign an autograph on his arm, before going to the tattoo parlour.
A special moment he will never forget. Francisco Ranieri managed to rub shoulders with the Argentine national team for a few hours on Monday in Florida. Albiceleste players have taken over the Inter Miami training center to prepare for their friendly match against Jamaica, scheduled for next night at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey, near New York (2 a.m.). Lionel Messi and his associates have worked alongside some of the local players, including Francisco Ranieri.
The young Argentine goalkeeper, who plays with the reserve of the Major League Soccer franchise, took the opportunity to get close to the Paris Saint-Germain star, his idol. By asking him to sign his signature on his left forearm. She accepted the Golden Ball seven times, before exchanging a few words and taking a break with the young janitor, who trained at Lanus. Something pleased Ranieri, who hurried to get the signature of a tattoo of Pulga in a specialized salon. You will never break up with her again.
“the best day in my life”
Looking cheerful, the goalkeeper shared his happiness by posting his photo alongside Messi on the networks. He wrote: “Best day of my life. I fulfilled a dream, I shared the same floor of the players I love, with my national team. I met my idol, the best player in history, a wonderful person on and off the pitch. The stadium, the example I follow! Passion to see you and to see that you agreed! On signing my arm is indescribable Leo, you made a dream come true for me. Every day I look at my arms and I will remember the feelings I had when I met you. I can’t describe in words how wonderful you are!”
Having made Francisco Ranieri so happy, Messi will have to wait to see if he can take on the Jamaicans. according to TyC SportsThe 35-year-old reportedly fell ill in the last hours. PSG number 30 will suffer from influenza-like syndromes. He’s still making the trip to New Jersey, but Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez could replace him if he’s not in a position to play. Argentina will take advantage of this meeting without the United States participating in improving its preparations for the 2022 World Cup. In Qatar, Lionel Scaloni’s players will face Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland in Group C.
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