Lionel Messi scored the winning goal against Atletico Madrid on Sunday and lifted the Ballon d'Or for a record-breaking sixth time on Monday. What more could a player of his age ask for?
With respect to his age, Messi spoke about a possible retirement in his Ballon d'Or speech. The thought of the best player to ever play the game hanging up his boots set off alarm bells.
However, when he was speaking in the mixed zone, he didn't take kindly to El Chiringuito journalist Edu Aguirre constantly interrupting to try and ask him about his retirement comments.
"Let me finish," Messi said sharply with respect to the questions he was already fielding.
Messi was not the only person to shun Aguirre. Marc-Andre ter Stegen also did. When Aguirre went to ask his question, the German goalkeeper and Barça's press officer both left, with the journalist then grabbing Ter Stegen, who told him to get off him.
Ter Stegen pasando olímpicamente de Edu Aguirre, MI PUTO PORTERO. pic.twitter.com/NoYf1JYObr— Messiatico (@Messiatico) December 2, 2019