Benfica's Angel Di Maria mocked German football legend Lothar Matthäus after the latter criticized Lionel Messi's Ballon d'Or victory.
Matthäus has said that Messi's Ballon d'Or win is a "farce" and that the one who deserves to win the award in the 2023 edition is Erling Haaland.
One of the Argentine newspapers published this statement through its Instagram account, and the response from Di Maria came a bit harsh on the former Bayern Munich star.
The Argentine international wrote "Go cry away" with sarcastic emoji directing his speech to Lothar Matthäus.
Di Maria played a big role in Argentina's World Cup triumph and is one of Lionel Messi's closest friends, so it makes sense for him to defend the Inter Miami star with all his strength.
It is noteworthy that Messi after being crowned with the Ballon d'Or thanked all members of the Argentina national team and considered that they are his "partners" in this award.