Extremely angry Argentina captain, Lionel Messi who was in a no-nonsense mood has returned to Barcelona after his country was eliminated from the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Minutes after Saturday's game in Moscow, the Barça star jumped on a plane and headed back to the Catalan city.
Upon his return, accompanied by Pepe Costa, the Argentine star had a small surprise. His wife Antonela was not the only person who had gone to the airport to pick him up. On this occasion, his father, Jorge, was with her in Barcelona.
Messi and his national team struggled to qualify for the round of 16.
The La Albiceleste eventually bowed out after narrowly losing 4-3 to France in Saturday’s ‘thriller.’
Goals from Angel Di Maria, Gabriel Marcado and Sergio Aguero were not enough as Kylian Mbappe’ s brace and goals from Benjamin Pavard and Antoine Griezmann secured the Les Blues their first ever World Cup win against Argentina in three meetings
However, in a video twitted by ESPN, Messi arrived Barcelona airport with a straight face.
The 31-year-old ignored all the reporters waiting for his arrival.
The Barca number 10 walked straight into a parked jeep where his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo was waiting to take him home.
Despite his superb form for Barcelona last season, Lionel Messi only scored one goal at the 2018 World Cup in Russia which was against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
There have also been news going round that the 31-year-old could announce his retirement from international football.
Goals from Messi and Rojo secured qualification for Argentina as Chelsea winger Victor Moses also scored his first goal in the World Cup for Nigeria who are three-time African champions.
Lionel Messi is back in Barcelona and he has no time for questions. pic.twitter.com/2ts7RXGEdm
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 2, 2018