Argentina and global football icon Lionel Messi has surprisingly picked one of the games he played against Nigeria as one of his favourite for his country Argentina.
Widely regarded by some as the greatest footballer of all time , the five time winner of the Ballon d’or made this known during an interview shortly after his hattrick against Ecuador powered Argentina to the World Cup.
Messi has come up against Nigeria twice at age grade level, namely the 2005 World Youth Championship and also the 2008 Olympic in Beijing, and on both occasion he lead Argentina to victory.
At senior level he has scored in three times in the three games he has played against Nigeria, a brace at the last World Cup in Brazil and a goal in a friendly game played in Malaysia in 2012.
Speaking to Sky Sports Spanish journalist Guillem Balague who has written books and documentary about the 30 year old revealed the favourite games Messi said he has played for Argentina.
” He was speaking after his hattrick for Argentina against Ecuador, he was asked his best games for his country and he picked his debut at the World Cup against Serbia which Argentina won 6-0, and also the final game of the Olympic in Beijing which they won 1-0 against Nigeria, then the game against Ecuador “, Balague said.