Lionel Messi has shared an emotional Instagram post looking back on 2022, a year he says he’ll never forget.
It was arguably the best year of his career as, while he’s certainly had better ones when it comes to club successes, he finally won the World Cup with Argentina.
Messi did it in style too, scoring seven goals in the tournament including two in the final to cement his status as football’s GOAT in the eyes of many.
As well as the World Cup, the Argentine forward also won Ligue 1 with PSG as well as the Super Cup and very much found his feet in France after a somewhat disappointing start to life there.
He looked back on the year fondly on social media and took the time to thank his family, friends and fans for their support.
“A year I will never forget,” Messi wrote on Instagram.
“The dream I always chased finally came true. But that wouldn’t be worth anything either if it wasn’t because I can share it with a wonderful family, the best one can have, and friends who always supported me and didn’t let me stay on the floor every time I fell.
“I also want to have a very special memory for all the people who follow me… it’s amazing to be able to share this path with all of you.
“It would be impossible to get where I came without so much encouragement that I received so much from all the people in my country as from Paris, Barcelona and so many other cities and countries from which I have been receiving love.
“I wish this year was also wonderful for everyone and I wish you all the health and strength to remain happy in 2023. A huge hug to all!”