Reacting further from her native home in Rosario, where Messi tied the knot with his childhood lover, Antonela Rocuzzo previous year, she stressed: "From here all his family are supporting him".
Messi and company, who drew with Iceland in their first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, will go up against Croatia on Thursday evening, in what is a must-win game for the Argentines. "He more than anyone would give everything for this to be his World Cup".
Mario Kempes, who won the World Cup with Argentina back in 1978, says that it's silly people are comparing Lionel Messi with Diego Maradona as they played in very different eras. Fortunately people love him and transmit that to him and he values that a lot.
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"I think that Jorge is looking at every position". I see a lot of "Messi's friends" but not many "teammates". I told him to enjoy himself, to live in the moment and be happy.
He even briefly left the national team altogether in 2016 after failing on a penalty kick in the Copa America Final against Chile.
However, despite Messi's intimidating credentials, football lovers world over believe the Argentina skipper is still miles away from reaching the heights of legend Diego Maradona. Messi, as a vote, deserves 5. We are obviously not going to be able to control France all the time but we want to develop our style of play. They would have opened a little more and we could have found more spaces.
"We have to look at what we need to correct from the Iceland match, but we can't dwell on it", Argentina defender Gabriel Mercado said.
"When he scores, all Argentines celebrate, so when he misses, we can't jump on him alone ... that's too easy a way to think", smarted Sampaoli on the eve of their next Group D game, against Croatia.