The Real Reason Messi Points to the Sky After Every Goal

Why does Messi Do This After Every Goal?

Lionel Messi has scored over 500 goals in his professional career, but have you noticed that he points both index fingers to the sky after every goal? This may seem like a simple habitual celebration, however there is another reason the superstar performs this celebration without fail after every single goal.

Lionel Messi is known around the world for his dazzling soccer skills, and is widely revered as one of the greatest players in the history of soccer. However, not very often do people pay attention to his past, his childhood, and his life off the field.Although the superstar has received support and motivation from many people in his life, he believes his grandmother Celia was the one who inspired him the most to pursue his passion. Messi’s grandmother would take Messi to all of his soccer training sessions, and was the one responsible for his first pair of soccer boots. She believed in her grandson so much that before he even turned 10, she even personally convinced a coach to give her grandson Messi a chance in practices, and real matches. Upon seeing the young Messi’s skills, the coach saw extreme talent in Messi and decided to develop him as a player.

But when Messi was only 10 years old, his greatest supporter, grandmother Celia passed away. This is why the superstar points to the sky after every goal scored, as he chooses to dedicate each one to his grandmother in heaven. And although his grandmother was unable to witness her grandson become a true legend in all of sports history, there is no doubt that she would be very proud.

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