The new tattoo on Messi’s left leg has just been discovered by many fans and explains its meaning, which is the image of the ‘Five of Cups’ cards from the Spanish deck.
According to Marca , the image of the “Five of Cups” cards, tattooed by Messi on his left leg, is to portray his desire and success over the years with the Argentina team. It all started at the Copa America 2021 in Brazil.
The meaning is also very special because Messi used this number on his shirt at the beginning of his career. The Argentine superstar also repeatedly mentioned its importance to him. In an interview with TyC Sports channel, Messi explained that this number also refers to the number of members in his family, with his parents, sister and brother.
Although on the pitch, the number 5 is always reserved for a defensive midfielder, but it still means a lot to Messi and this is why he wanted this small and discreet tattoo.
In addition, during the Copa America 2021, Argentine players such as Messi, Giovani Lo Celso, Nicolas Otamendi, Alejandro “Papu” Gomez, Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero all played a guessing game. And Messi guessed the number 5, which is seen as a sign of the success of the Argentina team.
After winning the Copa America 2021, and his teammates also won the Intercontinental Super Cup and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Messi personally also won the title The Best of FIFA and the 7th Golden Ball of France Football magazine .