Given his sacred touch, it bodes well that FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi would have God on his side. But he’s not taking the help he’s gotten from the Almighty for granted, as the Argentine forward said he will complete a religious pilgrimage to celebrate in the event that Argentina wins the Russia 2018 World Cup.
Given that Argentina has lost their charisma, we question they’ll be excessively chuffed about waving off their talisman. Regardless of the possibility that he has had a calling.
“I will go on foot to San Nicolas,” he said to TyC Sports earlier this week. This is significant because it’s the site where hundreds of thousands travel to each were to worship at and is considered a crucial center of Argentine Catholicism.
Martín Arévalo asked him if he dared to walk to Luján or San Nicolás if he wins the coveted World Cup title and Leo said: “Let’s go to San Nicolás if we have to go, let’s go”. The distance would be around 50 kilometers, from his house in Arroyo Seco Leo to the place where the Basilica of the city is located.
The Washington Post reports that “If Argentina wins and Messi follows through on his promise, he’ll be joined by teammate Sergio Aguero of Manchester City, who upped the ante.”
“He told TyC Sports that not only will the pair make a pilgrimage to San Nicolas, but they’d run the distance.”