Everton safeguard, Yerry Mina, has opened up on battle with Barcelona chief, Lionel Messi, during Copa America 2021.
Mina and Messi were associated with a couple of warmed minutes during the Copa America semi-last among Colombia and Argentina prior this month.
The battle finished with Messi triumphing ultimately as he ridiculed Mina after he missed a punishment in the shootout.
“Why don’t you dance now?” Messi yelled from the midway line after Mina missed his extra shot, in what became a web sensation on friendly media.
Reacting to the turn of events, Mina, a previous club partner with Messi, said he doesn’t hold individual feelings of spite against the 34-year-old.
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“What occurred with Leo [during Copa America] is something that can occur at any second, this is football,” Mina said at an occasion facilitated by his foundation association in Guachene.
“Life has cycles, it gives [opportunities for] retribution, yet I’m quiet since I realize that Leo is an extraordinary person.
Mina added, “I met him at Barcelona and I say thanks to him for the help that he gave me, I will consistently regard him.”
“I respect Messi for what he’s, around then, we were both guarding our National Team.
“If I could give my life for my public group, I would give it, yet what happened was left [out on the pitch], there isn’t anything to it.”