Lionel Messi gets over Copa America hangover with a beer on Caribbean family holiday before Barcelona return
LIONEL MESSI has shown off the best way to get over his Copa America hangover…by enjoying a cold beer on the beach before his Barcelona return.
The 32-year-old has continued to make the most of his remaining holiday by escaping to the Caribbean with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and children.
The Argentine superstar, who has three children with his childhood sweetheart, are staying in a luxurious villa at Jumby Bay in Antigua.
Roccuzzo shared a picture of her smiling husband on Instagram sitting on the resort’s main beach clutching a Corona, with the caption: “relax”.
Messi also kept fans up to date with his hotel getaway by posting a photo of himself and the brunette beauty posing in front of their idyllic infinity pool later that day.
The star has been on vacation since Argentina’s miserable Copa America campaign where they suffered defeat to eventual winners Brazil in the semi-finals.
Messi’s misery was then compounded after he was sent off for only the second time in his career for clashing heads with Gary Medel as his side beat Chile 2-1 in the third-place play-off.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner suggested Argentina could have done better at the tournament if hosts Brazil had not been favoured by “corrupt” referees.
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Messi is still waiting to find out whether his original three-match ban for the red card could be extended for his rant, with reports claiming he could be suspended from international football for up to two years.
It is unconfirmed when he will take the trip back to Catalonia to begin pre-season training with Barcelona set to travel to Japan next week.
Messi will definitely be back in time to face Arsenal on August 4 however after Ernesto Valverde’s side named him as captain for the game at the Camp Nou.