Injured star Giovani Lo Celso shares picture with captain Lionel Messi after World Cup victory… as ex-Spurs star cruelly misses out on Qatar triumph despite being heavily involved in Argentina’s qualifying campaign

  • Injured star Giovani Lo Celso has shared a post on Instagram with Lionel Messi  
  • The duo posed with the World Cup trophy after Argentina’s triumph on Sunday 
  • Lo Celso missed out on the Qatar campaign after picking up a hamstring injury
  • He featured the most in qualifiers out of Argentina’s absent players from Qatar

Injured star Giovani Lo Celso has shared a picture with captain Lionel Messi after Argentina’s World Cup triumph.

Messi ended his career-long wait to win the World Cup after a 4-2 shootout victory over France – after drawing 3-3 in extra-time – before celebrating late into the night with the rest of the squad, staff and fans.

Lo Celso missed out on the World Cup campaign through injury but that didn’t stop him from joining in the squad’s celebrations and sharing it all on social media.

Injured star GIovani Lo Celso shared a picture with Argentina captain Lionel Messi

Injured star GIovani Lo Celso shared a picture with Argentina captain Lionel Messi

Lo Celso took part in the celebrations after Argentina beat France in the World Cup final

Lo Celso took part in the celebrations after Argentina beat France in the World Cup final

Messi led the celebrations at the stadium before heading back to the team's camp

Messi led the celebrations at the stadium before heading back to the team’s camp

The on-loan Spurs midfielder shared a picture of himself sat with Messi and the World Cup trophy with the caption: ‘WORLD CHAMPIONS. LET’S GO ARGENTINA’.

He also shared a picture with winger Angel Di Maria and was wearing one of the squad’s winners medals around his neck.

Though he didn’t play in Qatar, he did have a big role in Argentina’s journey there. The Villarreal playmaker played the most minutes out of all of Argentina’s absent stars from the World Cup.

The Argentine midfielder was forced off after just 25 minutes, as Villarreal suffered a 1-0 defeat away at Athletic Bilbao in October. 

Enzo Fernández, on the other hand, was used the most in the final phase (563 minutes in seven games) without having played in the qualifiers.

Lo Celso also shared a picture with Juventus winger Angel Di Maria after the match finished

Lo Celso also shared a picture with Juventus winger Angel Di Maria after the match finished

Enzo Fernandez didn't feature at all in qualifying but shone for Argentina during the finals

Enzo Fernandez didn’t feature at all in qualifying but shone for Argentina during the finals

Lo Celso is in his second season on-loan at Villarreal after struggling to make an impact at Tottenham.

He initially joined the club in January this year, before his loan was extended for this season. 

Since making his international debut in 2017 in a friendly against Russia, he has gone on to make 41 caps for his country in which he has scored two goals. 

He was also part of the squad that won the Copa America, starting in the 1-0 victory over Brazil in the final.

Lo Celso is currently on loan with Spanish outfit Villarreal after failing to settle at Tottenham

Lo Celso is currently on loan with Spanish outfit Villarreal after failing to settle at Tottenham



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