"I am overjoyed to be here. It is a dream come true to visit India. Walking around the streets today and driving through the streets today made me realize how lovely this nation is and how grateful I am to be here. So, thank you for attending. Let's enjoy the show because it's not finished yet. It would be great to have Messi play here in India." Martinez said.
Fans went to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in significant numbers. It was to catch a glimpse of the World Cup hero from Argentina. He visited two public events during his visit: Milan Mela Prangan and the Mohun Bagan tent.
Martinez made a promise to the Kolkata audience on another day, at Sreebhumi Sporting Club. He promised to bring Lionel Messi back to India to play for the tricolor nation.
The crowd erupted in applause as Martinez's extraordinary speech struck a chord with the people of Kolkata. The public has an unrivaled affection for Lionel Messi and Argentina. This ardent fan has a profound love for the football hero and his national team.
Messi had previously visited Kolkata in 2011 when he represented Argentina in a FIFA international friendly against Venezuela. Surprisingly, that game marked Messi's debut as Argentina's national team captain. Despite not scoring, Messi mesmerized the crowded Salt Lake Stadium with his spectacular talents. He assisted Nicolas Otamendi's winning header with a corner kick.">