‘Soccer god’ Lionel Messi paid tribute to ‘tennis world gentleman’ Rafael Nadal.
On the 22nd, Messi expressed his gratitude by sharing a post on his social network service (SNS) that Nadal recommended him as a candidate for the ‘2023 Laureus Male Athlete of the Year’.
“I was speechless when a great athlete like you said that to me,” Messi said. I’m at a loss for words. “Thank you very much,” referring to Nadal. you are the winner Still, the competition (between award candidates) is fierce. We all deserve the Laureus Award.” 안전놀이터
Previously, Nadal shared the news of being nominated for the ‘2023 Laureus World Sports Award’ alongside Messi the day before, expressing respect, saying, “This year, Messi should be the owner of this award.”
Meanwhile, the ‘Laureus World Sports Awards’, called the ‘Academy Awards of Sports’, are hosted by the Laureus World Sports Academy and are awarded to players and organizations that have excelled in each field of sports every year. The nominees for the award were decided by a vote of more than 1,400 members of sports media around the world, and awards will be given in seven categories, including this year’s men’s and women’s player, team, growth, and return awards.