In an exclusive interview with TyC Sports, Lionel Messi discussed his tribute to Diego Maradona after the legendary footballer’s death on 25 November 2020.
“It was the night before and I was with Antonela, lying down and I was telling her, ‘I have to do something for Diego’. I have a museum with trophies, shirts… And I’m going to see what’s there, I went to look for a national team shirt or something. I went upstairs and there’s a little door that’s always closed, where we put things. And it was open and there was a chair, and on top was the number 10 Newell’s shirt. I went in and saw it. That door is always closed and I don’t know what it was really doing there, I didn’t even remember I had it. And I saw it like that and I said, ‘that’s it’. It was unbelievable. It was about 11 o’clock at night. It seems incredible.”