The Admirable Friendship of Messi and Aguero: Meeting Since Adolescence, Weathering Tragedies and Triumphs Side by Side for Nearly Two Decades

The Admirable Friendship of Messi and Aguero: Meeting Since Adolescence, Weathering Tragedies and Triumphs Side by Side for Nearly Two Decades

Describing his relationship with Lionel Messi, Kun Aguero said they were like “an old married couple”.

Successfully winning the 2022 World Cup with Argentina, Lionel Messi is one of the most mentioned phrases in recent days.

At the awards ceremony taking place at Lusail Stadium, the figure of his close friend Sergio Aguero was next to Messi and helped the 36-year-old player recreate a glorious moment like Maradona in 1986, which became a beautiful moment in world football. world, Argentine football and even the Messi – Aguero couple.

Messi and Aguero's admirable friendship: Meeting since childhood, experiencing tragedy and glory together after nearly two decades of working side by side - Photo 1.

If Messi is a football legend at Barcelona and PSG, Aguero also had impressive achievements when playing for Barcelona and Man City. Both have played for the same national flag since their youth, have shared the same room during international competitions for many years and are true soul mates.

On the football field they are identical pairs, off the field they are close brothers. Although both of their personalities were described by Aguero as completely different, during nearly two decades of working side by side, they were never alone, whether in tragedy or glory.

Messi and Aguero's admirable friendship: Meeting since childhood, experiencing tragedy and glory together after nearly two decades of working side by side - Photo 2.

Messi and Aguero's admirable friendship: Meeting since childhood, experiencing tragedy and glory together after nearly two decades of working side by side - Photo 3.

The two met when they were just 16-17 year old boys

Recalling the first meeting between the two, Kun Aguero shared: “We were at a training camp with the national team. I was with the U16 team and he was training with the U17 team for the Men’s championship. America”.

“We were all together, all the same age as me. We all sat around the table Garay, Leo, Formica and me. Leo sat across from me. Then I quietly told him ‘name’ What are you?’ and he said ‘Lionel’, ‘What about your last name?’, ‘Messi’. The other two looked at me and said ‘You don’t know who that is?'”.

After a brief meeting, the two just happened to follow each other’s careers through matches on TV, until they both became notable young talents and were called up to the Argentina U20 youth team. They were about the same age and had quite similar appearances, so from that moment on, both stars were paired in the same room and became soulmates from then on.

Messi and Aguero's admirable friendship: Meeting since childhood, experiencing tragedy and glory together after nearly two decades of working side by side - Photo 4.

Messi and Aguero's admirable friendship: Meeting since childhood, experiencing tragedy and glory together after nearly two decades of working side by side - Photo 5.

They always respect each other even though their personalities are somewhat opposite

Sharing with Diario Sport, Kun Aguero said: “We have completely different personalities. Messi is always neat, responsible, and tidy. While I am messy and very tardy. Therefore , When we were in the same room, a lot of bad and funny things happened between us. But Messi always stayed in the same room with me, because we got along very well. We were like an old married couple.”

Just like love, stories about friendship encounter “storms”. Messi and Aguero went through the darkest sad story of their lives together.

Messi and Aguero's admirable friendship: Meeting since childhood, experiencing tragedy and glory together after nearly two decades of working side by side - Photo 6.

The pair of equal partners on the Argentinian national team together overcame many ups and downs

Accordingly, before becoming Messi’s close friend, Aguero had a close friend who played with him at Independiente Club, Emiliano Molina. However, tragedy happened when Emiliano had a tragic car accident at the time Aguero was touring in the Netherlands.

After information about the incident reached members of the coaching staff, they tried to cut off the hotel’s Wi-Fi as a measure to protect the striker from catching the sad news before everyone informed him. tactfully.

Overcoming many ups and downs together on the field and off, despite many changes in their lives, the close friendship between the two is still indelible.

Off the field, since they were two boys who only knew football, they are now family men and have an infinite bond when their first child Benjamin Aguero was adopted by his best friend Messi as his godfather. .

Messi and Aguero's admirable friendship: Meeting since childhood, experiencing tragedy and glory together after nearly two decades of working side by side - Photo 7.

Messi and Aguero's admirable friendship: Meeting since childhood, experiencing tragedy and glory together after nearly two decades of working side by side - Photo 8.

Messi photographed with his son Aguero (left) and a gift Aguero gave to Messi’s first son (right)

From a player perspective, both of them shine brightly in the club shirt with many big and small titles and are always at the top of the list of the greatest strikers of the 21st century. In the national team shirt, both are are great strikers as they have all surpassed the legendary Diego Maradona in the number of goals scored in the international arena.

At the 2022 World Cup, Messi became the “leader” to help Argentina win the championship after 36 years of waiting. As for Aguero, although he unfortunately had to retire from his career due to being diagnosed with a heart disease, he is still a fulcrum next to Messi, and is still the one who has the special privilege of “sleeping in the same room” with his close friend at night. before the final and is still the one willing to “create” a legendary moment for his close brother.

Messi and Aguero's admirable friendship: Meeting since childhood, experiencing tragedy and glory together after nearly two decades of working side by side - Photo 9.

Aguero carried Messi on his shoulders to celebrate a memorable victory at the 2022 World Cup

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